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Calling it a "poor choice," an Arizona Native American leader apologized this week for wearing blackface while dressed as Bob Marley on Halloween.

"Recently, I posted on my Facebook page a picture of my Halloween costume dressed up in reggae style," Terry Rambler, chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe in Arizona, wrote in a Facebook post Thursday.

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"I did this thinking I wanted to dress up as one of my favorite musicians, Bob Marley," he continued. "But in hindsight, it was a poor choice I made. I am not a racist and I did not mean to offend anyone but I realize I did. There is no one to blame but me. I take full responsibility for my action."

Rambler came under fire almost immediately after posting the image of himself decked in a dreadlock wig and dark face paint and captioned, "I had fun tonight at the Bylas Halloween Carnival."

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Some critics found his costume choice ironic, given that he has pushed the Washington Redskins to change their name because it is offensive to American Indians.