Shortly after being praised for promoting all body types with her lingerie venture Savage X Fenty, Rihanna has come under fire for offending her Muslim fans following the brand’s fashion show
Rihanna launched her latest capsule collection on her website over the weekend and followed it up with a virtual fashion show.
But whilst all eyes should have been on the hot little numbers being paraded on the catwalk, attention was instead directed at the show’s controversial playlist – which included an Islamic Hadith (the recorded teachings of Prophet Muhammad) being blasted through speakers.
Organisers of the show played a a song titled Doom by artist Coucou Chloe that sampled the sacred Islamic text as models strutted the runway to provocative choreography.
The move did not go down well on social media with fans calling for Rihanna to apologise or face widespread boycott.
However a screenshot of the singer apologising directly to a fan has gone viral, in which she claims she had “no clue” about her insensitive move
She also claimed she would be editing the controversial piece out of the show.
“I obviously had no clue! I just hope people don’t think I did this on purpose or to be offensive…cause you know I would NEVER.
“So of course I’m editing it out, but of course you can’t take it back ya know? I just feel bad that I hurt people, even though that was never my attention….the Muslim community is hurt by me right now, so that’s the sad part!”
The Savage X Fenty account also issued an apology to it’s fans, claiming they have “the utmost love and respect for the Muslim community”.
”We have nothing but the utmost respect & love for the Muslim community. We will be vigilant going forward to ensure this is never repeated.” pic.twitter.com/zmUX7pEwo0
— FentyStats.com (@FentyStats) October 6, 2020
And the artist at the centre of the scandal also apologised for her part, claiming she was “not aware” that the samples he had used contained religious text.