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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

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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.” 

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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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