In a statement uploaded on its official social media pages, the local footwear brand revealed that the fashion item, the “Fipper x TheNoor” slip-on sandals, is produced in line with the image of a Muslim woman.
Fipper explained, “The ‘Fipper x TheNoor’ slippers are suitable for Muslim women who wear stockings to cover their feet. This is because, previously, our products were less suitable with Muslimahs’ image in their socks (as stated before in our press release). We at Fipper would like to apologise for the confusion that arose.”
Despite the company’s clarification, local netizens have continued to criticise the footwear label and also Neelofa herself for apparently exploiting the religion with their “Muslim-friendly” specification. Not only that, there were also some who were unhappy about the price of the sandals, which many feel is too expensive.
One Twitter user remarked, “Because it’s Neelofa, people will go overboard for her. I can buy the same slippers at Eco Shop, or even at Mr. DIY if I want to search for a long-lasting pair.” Here are some thoughts shared by them:
Neelofa accused of ‘exploiting religion’ with launch of RM79.90 sandals touted as ‘Muslim-friendly’ https://t.co/Cx3MdkooP1
The so-called "exclusive" sandal is a collab between her brand The Noor with local footwear maker Fipper, whose usual items sell for as cheap as RM16.90. pic.twitter.com/4ow7vqUgON
— Zurairi A.R. (@zurairi) April 7, 2021
Would you still consider getting the “Fipper x TheNoor” slip-on sandals?