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Rihanna sorry for using sacred Islamic verses at fashion show

ByKathleen Dupont

Oct 6, 2020

This wasn’t an excellent appearance.

Rihanna has actually reacted to reaction she got over using holy Islamic verses at her current Savage x Fenty underwear fashion today. The occasion, which streamed on Amazon Live Friday, saw underwear designs dancing to “Doom,” a 2017 tune by London-based manufacturer Coucou Chloe including a bit from the Hadith on judgement day.

The 32-year-old pop star said sorry for the fashion show catastrophe in a series of wholehearted Instagram Stories shared by fans on Tuesday.

“I would like to thank the Muslim community for pointing out a huge oversight that was unintentionally offensive in our Savage x Fenty show,” she composed. “I would more importantly like to apologize to you for this honest, yet careless mistake.”

She continued: “We understand that we have hurt many of our muslim brothers and sisters, and i’m incredibly disheartened by this!” Rihanna concluded the post by calling the choice “irresponsible” and assuring to “ensure absolutely nothing like this ever occurs once again.

The mea culpa came amidst outrage over her tasting the sacred bibles, which are thought about the significant source of assistance for Muslims apart from the Koran, according to Britannica.

“Personally, I felt very disrespected, especially since the show was supposed to be revolutionarily inclusive,” Myesha Choudhury, 19, told CNN of the alleged religious appropriation.“While I do extremely appreciate how the show showcased all types of races, ethnicities, and body types, I was disappointed that such an inclusive show would alienate its Muslim audience.”

Farrukh Ershad, CEO of Islam-motivated fashion brand name 5ive Pillars, echoed her belief.

“To see a Hadith used in this type of context both by the artist, and by Rihanna’s Fenty team was distasteful and disrespectful.”

The reaction rippled out to Twitter, with one protector of the faith calling the pop star “messed up” for using the tune.

“What is up with artists using Islam as an aesthetic??” they fumed over the heretical remix. “Have some respect.”

However, others gathered to the singer’s defense.

Everyone jumped on Rihanna hate train like they waited for her slip for years,” said one Rihanna acolyte. “Calling her all types of names (racist & misogynistic) for making a mistake.

Another questioned why everybody was knocking Rihanna while disregarding the developer of the tune itself.

Apparently Muslims have been [saying] the song is offensive for years,” they wrote. “Many can look past Rihanna & her team for being ignorant on using it (clearly nobody in her team is Arab or Muslim to realize) but miss Coucou?”

Coucou Chloe has actually given that said sorry for the questionable tune in a Monday tweet:  “I want to deeply apologize for the [offense] caused by the vocal samples used in my song ‘DOOM.’ The song was created using samples from Baile Funk tracks I found online. At the time, I was not aware that these samples used text from an Islamic Hadith.”

Chloe has since pledged to remove the tune from all streaming platforms.

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