These past few weeks have been a roller coaster ride for Neelofa. After receiving backlash over her Langkawi trip last week, the celeb landed in hot waters yet again when she launched her “Muslim-friendly” pair of sandals with Fipper earlier this week.
Amidst the ongoing debates about the recent controversy, the spotlight has momentarily shifted on competing brand Bata’s shady post uploaded on its official social media. The footwear company has brought back its slip-on sandals under their “Power” line.
“Looking for a comfortable sandal that’s ‘Wallet-Friendly’? Try the Power slip-on sandals that’s friendly to everyone ?,” they wrote on the caption. For those curious, the slippers are priced at only RM39.90 per pair.
Many netizens were left amused upon seeing the post. Well, it didn’t take long before the IG post went viral on Twitter thanks to a user known as @DenaBahrin. The tweet was met with tons of entertaining remarks left by fellow social media users. Interestingly enough, some of them found that Fazura is an ambassador for Bata!
Talk about coincidence?
In addition, this issue has also caught the attention of fellow celebrities, namely Harith Iskander and Caprice. The Malaysian comedian took to his Instagram page to share his “unpopular opinion” about the matter.
“I don’t have a problem with this. Any friend of my feet is a friend of mine. Now I know why I have never been comfortable with my ‘selipar Jepun’ (flip flops). They just weren’t friendly enough to me. Am looking forward to the release of friendly neck-ties and watch-bands for Muslims,” Harith expressed.
Meanwhile, Caprice (real name Ariz Ramli) uploaded a photo of a pair of Lacoste-branded slip-on sandals on his account. The rapper wrote, “Not friendly at all,” seemingly poking fun at the current situation involving Lofa and Fipper. Check out their posts here:
As they say in showbiz, bad publicity is still free publicity at the end of the day.