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A young Kansas City Chiefs fan who was called out by a sports reporter for wearing red and black face paint with a Native headdress during a game is speaking out about the controversy, saying he is Native American.
Holden Armenta and his father Bubba exclusively joined “Jesse Watters Primetime” on Wednesday to respond to Deadspin reporter Carron J. Phillips accusing the 9-year-old of wearing “blackface” and finding a way to “hate Black people and the Native Americans at the same time.”
Phillips initially shared a photo of the young boy with only half of his face covered in black paint before additional photos surfaced that showed Holden wearing half red and half black paint on his face.
The Armenta family said they are part of the Chumash tribe, hailing from California, and used to live on a reservation.
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