Rihanna apologizes for using Islamic text in her lingerie show, she has become known as the queen of inclusivity, as she strives to revolutionize the fashion world by showcasing different body sizes, genders and race in her brand.
Just days after members of the Islamic community had expressed their outrage over the brand’s featuring of a sampling of an Islamic text in her lingerie fashion show, she has responded with an apology.
The Fenty Beauty boss has apologized for what she called an “honest, yet careless mistake” following the release of Savage X Fenty Volume 2, an all-inclusive fashion which debuted on Amazon Prime.
The Muslim fans called her out for including Coucou Chloe’s track “Doom,” which they say contained a remixed recording of Islamic hadith, which is a religious texts that represent teachings and sayings attributed to Prophet Muhammad as part of the soundtrack to the show.
See some reactions:
Hi ma'am please stop offending my religion. U wont feel happy too if anyone is offending yours. U're being extremely disrespectful and the world would be a better place if we respect each other. With all due respect, please sincerely apologize and stop offending any religion.— Sara (@ssaramnr) October 6, 2020
I wonder how can you see things that you like but not thinking that you just harmed more than 1.8 billion all over the world. If you did it on purpose, an apology may will give you more dignity. But if it was a mistake, you may believe that we can listen. #islamisnotajoke— Solomon Lamazri (@SLamazri) October 6, 2020
She posted in a statement on Instagram stories and now also available on other social networks and even on DMs in which she apologized to the Islamic community.
“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 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 toward God or any religion and therefore the use of this song in our project was completely irresponsible,” she concluded. “Moving forward, we will make sure nothing like this ever happens again.”
The sampling appears to be taken from a recitation by Kuwaiti Imam Mishary bin Rashid Alafasy, according to Time.
The music producer has also apologized for any hurt she’s caused noting that she was “not aware that these samples used text from an Islamic Hadith”
“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,” Chloe wrote on Twitter.
I want to deeply apologize for the offence 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. 1/2— COUCOU CHLOE (@coucou_chloe) October 5, 2020