Rihanna has issued an apology directly to the Muslim community and everyone offended by an apparent oversight on her end. The Savage X Fenty Show executive producer apparently allowed a sacred song to play in her recent lingerie presentation, something Muslims people expressed was super disrespectful. The outrage reached Twitter and Instagram where thousands of posts went up calling for Rihanna to be cancelled.
According to CNN, “The hadith, a written record of the sayings and actions of the Prophet Mohammed and his closest companions, is considered extremely sacred to Muslims, and come secondary only to the Quran in terms of textual authority.” During the presentation, lingerie models danced to the song “Doom” by London-based producer Coucou Chloe, which streamed on Amazon Prime this past Friday. The song, released in 2017, includes a remix of a hadith narration about the end of times and judgment day.
Rihanna has receive her criticism and knows where things went wrong now according to her public apology. After it was brought to her attention, she told a fans in her DMs that she felt hurt that she hurt the Muslim community in any way.
In a next step, Rihanna wrote an apology, addressing the Muslims who reached out to help her see the alleged oversight.
“I would more importantly like to apologize to you for this honest, yet careless mistake. We understand that we have hurt many of our Muslim brothers and sisters, and I’m incredibly disheartened by this”