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Cardi B apologises after imitating Hindu goddess on Reebok cover

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US rapper, Cardi B has tendered an open apology for imitating a Hindu goddess in her latest collaboration with Reebok on this month’s cover of Footwear News.

The 28-year-old received heavy backlashes for the cover and was also accused of ‘cultural appropriation after she appeared in a red dress, holding a red sneaker, with eight extra arms around her in a pose reminiscent of Durga.

The WAP singer, however, apologised and explained the shoot to her fans via Instagram stories on Tuesday, November 10.

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According to the rapper, she was told she’d “represent a goddess, that she represents strength, femininity and liberation… and that’s something that I love and I’m all about.”

She continued, “And I thought that it was dope, but if people think I’m offending their culture or their religion I want to say I’m sorry. That was not my intent. I do not like disrespecting nobody’s religion. I wouldn’t like people to offend my religion.”

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Cardi added, “I wasn’t trying to be disrespectful; maybe I should have done my research. I’m sorry, I can’t change the past, but I will do more research for the future.’

In a caption, she also wrote, “Sorry guys I didn’t mean to offend or disrespect anybody’s culture. I can’t change the past but I’ll be more cautious for the future.”

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Footwear News has also issued an apology, stating that their “intent was to show a powerful woman” without considering “how this could be perceived as deeply offensive.”

After taking “full accountability for this oversight,” Footwear news has since released a new cover featuring Cardi, previously an exclusive for subscribers.



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