Singer Cardi B Slammed For Disrespecting Hindu Religion & Culture, Apologizes
Mumbai: Cardi B is no stranger to controversies. The latest one has an Indian connection.
The popular American rapper is set to release her first shoe collection in collaboration with Reebok. However, the advertisement/poster of the product has angered Indians.
The poster shows the singer in a stunning red dress holding a sneaker from her collection. She is also seen rocking eight hands, just like Goddess Durga.
In the description of the poster, the singer is said to be paying homage to the goddess.
Social media users called out the 28-year-old rapper for disrespecting Indian culture and Hindu religion.
Here are some of the reactions
People are saying Cardi B is paying homeage to our hindu goddess Durga. So as a Hindu I want to say that:
1-Wearing a shoe in a temple is prohibited
2-Durga maa is not to be used as an aesthetic
3-Durga maa is NEVER depicted bare bodied
4-THIS. IS. NOT. HOMAGE. IT'S. DISRESPECT. pic.twitter.com/K4QFa431tP
— Aadi 𑁍 (@wotermelonsugrx) November 11, 2020
CARDI B OUT HERE USING A HINDU GODDESS AS HER AESTHETIC WHAT THE FUCK pic.twitter.com/3ysFx1YHqx
— Varu ❀ (@yourlocalbicc) November 11, 2020
Cardi b did not pay “homage” to the Hindu goddess Durga by holding a shoe in her hand, this is plain disrespect and in no way cultural appreciation. she can’t getaway with this without addressing and apologizing for mocking our culture pic.twitter.com/ZLVcz0mBlB
— Hana 🤍 (@MissAmericHANA) November 11, 2020
Do you even know that every weapon she carries in each of her hand has a significant meaning behind it? And it's not just for your "aesthetic" pleasure! And Cardi is holding a SHOE. So, before using words like "homage" please educate yourself. pic.twitter.com/ZI9MxXh9sk
— ᴮᴱ Sitara (@sitaera) November 11, 2020
On seeing Twitterati react like this, Cardi apologized and said it wasn’t her intention to hurt anyone’s culture or religion.
Cardi apologized but I'm glad she atleast did look at the issue coz most of the time we're just shut down or igonred pic.twitter.com/D0IkE9Q9SE
— Ro 🦚 | vote pinned 📌 (@Chunghavati) November 11, 2020