Global pop star Rihanna has just wrapped her annual Savage x Fenty lingerie fashion show over the weekend.
The event, however, drew tons of negative response from a lot of people, particularly Muslims, who slammed the Barbadian starlet for using a song that contains a narration of the Islamic hadith.
here’s the video with the Hadith playing in the backgroundpic.twitter.com/hDAysg2iIpADVERTISEMENT
— nao ⚡︎ (@straowberrie) October 4, 2020
For those wondering, the track is called “Doom”, created by a London-based producer named Coucou Chloe more than two years ago. Coucou herself admitted to remixing an audio that turned out to be a hadith which talks about the signs of the Judgment Day and also the end of times.
Seemingly overfilled with disappointment, a lot of netizens slammed the 32-year-old and her team for allegedly mocking Islam religion. Others also urged Rihanna, who was also the creative director of the fashion event, to do more research before making a decision. Previously, Rihanna also came under fire for using a hijabi model in her past beauty campaign for her cosmetics brand Fenty Beauty.
As a result of the immense backlash from members of Twitterverse, Rihanna is currently trending on Twitter. Check out some of their reactions here:
rihanna bitch is cancelled, I don't give two fucks. MY RELIGION IS NOT SOME FCKED UP AESTHETIC FOR YOU TO USE FOR YOUR DAMN SHOWS
yall non-muslims ain't gonna say a shit cuz ISLAMOPHOBIA IS WAY TOO NORMALISED
— liz⁷ 🦋 flop era (@zcarushours) October 4, 2020
So disturbing how rihanna and her team used a muslim hijabi girl in their fenty makeup line but cant even take the time to actually educate themselves on her religion! a line thats supposed to ”represent”diversity no less pic.twitter.com/2abXSbulF7
— s. (@lisadahab) October 4, 2020
i feel like islamaphobia is so normalised to the point where people are calling us dramatic for being mad when our religion gets disrespected? hadith are sacred words of the prophet, they’re used to guide muslims & are second to only the Quran. rihanna should know better.ADVERTISEMENT
— kirry (@ZARRYKISSY) October 4, 2020
rihanna could go live and spend 3 hours apologizing over and over again for this and i still wouldnt accept it . 3 years ago she allowed the same thing knowing what the hadith meant and how important hadiths are in Islam. so no, no apology could make this right
— ℠ ☽ PINNED. (@woohwas) October 4, 2020
So far, the “Love On The Brain” singer has yet to clear the air on the controversy, sparking more fury among Muslim fans.