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Cardi B Issues Apology After Portraying A Hindu Goddess, Durga

The rapper issued a public apology over her new photoshoot that shows her portraying the Hindu Goddess




She can’t get a rest, huh? After the whole drama about ‘’aren’t they divorced? No, wait they’re still together’’ drama between her and Offset started to cool down. This time Cardi was being called out *again* but for cultural appropriationfollowing her Reebok cover shoot with Footwear News, in which she portrayed the Hindu goddess Durga. 

In conclusion: She was slammed hard until the all the photos has to be taken down: 

In response to the outcry, the 28-years-old rapper hopped on Instagram Live to apologize and talk through what happened. “When I did the Reebok shoot, the creatives were telling me, ‘You’re going to represent a goddess. She represents strength, femininity, and liberation,’ and that’s something that I love and that I’m all about and I thought that it was dope,” she said.

“If people think I’m offending their culture or their religion, I want to say I’m sorry. That was not my intent,” she added. “I do not like disrespecting nobody’s religion. I wouldn’t like people to offend my religion… I wasn’t trying to be disrespectful. Maybe I should have done my research and I’m sorry. I can’t change the past but I’m gonna do more research for the future.” 


Kudos to Cardi! She is wise enough to follow Rihanna’s footsteps to openly and publicly be the bigger person and apologize (Remember when she used Islamic verse as a background music for a lingerie fashion show?) I mean, this is 2020, you gotta double triple check before you take any religion or culture to make it as  your own *aesthetic*. 

Anyway, Footwear News also caught wind of the backlash and pulled the entire cover as a result. Checkout their caption below: 


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