Rihana appologizes for putting up Islamic verses played at Fenty Lingere fashion show

Rihana appologizes for putting up Islamic verses played at Fenty Lingere fashion show

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Rihanna has issued an apology to the Muslim community after receiving backlash for using sacred Islamic verses in a song played at her fashion show.

The 32-year-old singer Rihana’s star-studded Savage X Fenty fashion show debuted on Amazon Prime on Oct. 2. Furthermore, its praised for its inclusivity, featuring models of different sizes, races, and genders.

It is pertinent to mention that praise brings criticism too. Viewers took offense to a portion of the show in which models clad in lingerie danced to a song including hadith in it.

After the Qur’an, hadiths consider as some of the most important religious texts for Muslims. The Arabic verse used in the song is part of a Hadith about judgment day.

Rihana’s Apology

The Barbadian singer took her Instagram account to apologize to the Muslim community. By ensuring that such an incident would not happen again, and thanked fans for their “forgiveness and understanding”.

Rihana appologizes for putting up Islamic verses played at  Fenty Lingere fashion show

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

“We understand that we have hurt many of our Muslim brothers and sisters, and I’m incredibly disheartened by this! I do not play with any kind of disrespect towards God or any religion and therefore the use of the song in our project was completely irresponsible.”

Chloe – the producer of the song

The producer of the song, Chloe also issued an apology on Monday, after initially deactivating her Twitter and Facebook accounts.

“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,” she said.

“I take full responsibility for the fact I did not research these words properly and want to thank those of you who have taken the time to explain this to me. We have been in the process of having the song urgently removed from all streaming platforms.”

The singer also included the hijab-wearing model Halima Aden in the launch of her cosmetic brand Fenty Beauty in 2017. Moreover, she promoted Fenty sunglasses last year with a hijabi model.

Netizens’ Reaction

The use of the hadith in the show came as a surprise to many. While some people on social media accused Rihanna of using Islam as an “aesthetic”.

 

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