Rihanna apologizes for offensive song played in Savage x Fenty show


Rihanna news: Savage x Fenty fashion show is only in its second year, but it has already become one of the highly-anticipated shows.

However, this year’s show made Rihanna look so disrespectful for alienating the Muslim community.

Several Muslim viewers claim that one thing shouldn’t have been included in the hour-long production—the Islamic Hadith.

According to Britannica, a Hadith is known as a “record of the traditions or sayings of the Prophet Muhammad.”

“It is revered and received as a major source of religious law and moral guidance, second only to the authority of the Quran, the holy book of Islam.”

Rihanna used a 2017 song titled “Doom” by British music producer Coucou Chloe. The narration found in “Doom” speaks about the end of times and judgment day.

Rihanna blunder

On Oct. 6, Rihanna took to Instagram to apologize to the Muslim community for “the huge oversight.”

“I’d like to thank the Muslim community for pointing out a huge oversight that was unintentionally offensive in our Savage x Fenty show.”

Rihanna explained that she doesn’t want to disrespect God or any religion and claimed that what they did was “completely irresponsible.”


The “Diamonds” hitmaker continued, “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.”

The producer issues an apology

Coucou posted an apology statement on Twitter, saying, “I want to deeply apologize for the offense caused by the vocal samples used in my song ‘DOOM.'”

The singer-producer added that she is taking full responsibility for not researching what the words meant and has already removed the song from all streaming platforms.

Fans are not happy

Long-time fans of the Barbados-born beauty said that they felt disrespected.

Myesha Choudhury told CNN, “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.”

Another fan tweeted, “I used to cheer you up for everything you did, but today you disrespected my religion, I’m so hurt, you have been too far, you and the girl who made the music have to apologize for what you did, that’s the minimum you can do.”

Rihanna’s inclusivity

Rihanna is praised for coming up with an inclusive and diverse lingerie line and beauty cosmetics.

Fenty Beauty has a wide range of shades for people from light skin tones to the darkest skin tones.

Savage x Fenty has different sizes and designs for men and women.

This is why this came as a shock to several social media users when they learned that one of their idols disrespected their religion.

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