- Cardi B’s latest photo shoot with a magazine cover for the upcoming launch of Sneaker Collection with Reebok hasn’t gone down well with a lot of Indians.
- The rapper posed as Goddess Durga to celebrate power, femininity and women empowerment.
Cardi Bhas now apologised for offending people's religious sentiments.
Cardi B posed as Goddess Durga for a magazine cover to promote the upcoming collection. Her aim was to pay homage to the goddess. However, it didn't go down well with a lot of Indians who felt the image was disrespecting Goddess Durga.
Cardi B took to Instagram to apologise for offending people's religious sentiments. She said, “Sorry guys, I didn't mean to offend or disrespect anyone’s culture. I can’t change the past but I will be more cautious for the future. When I did the Reebok shoot, the creator told me that I will be representing a Goddess that stands for strength, femininity, liberation and that’s something I love and I am all about it. I did not intend to hurt anyone’s religious sentiments.”
Explaining the thought behind the photo shoot, the magazine’s social media caption said, “In a @GeorgesHobeika dress, she pays homage to Durga, the Hindu goddess, whose symbols of protection and inner strength resonate as much in modern times as they have through the centuries. Like Durga, Cardi B is a dominant female voice at a critical time.”
Many Indians found it disrespectful and criticised Cardi for her bare bodied homage to the Goddess, while others were displeased that she was holding a shoe in her hand.View this post on Instagram
If Cardi’s rockin’ it, go buy stock in it. That’s a tip as FN’s November cover star @iamcardib makes her first major foray into the shoe industry with the Nov. 13 debut of her Club C Cardi sneaker collection with @Reebok. In a @GeorgesHobeika dress, she pays homage to Durga, the Hindu goddess, whose symbols of protection and inner strength resonate as much in modern times as they have through the centuries. Like Durga, Cardi B is a dominant female voice at a critical time. At the link in bio, Cardi B gets candid with FN’s @nikarajohns about her future in the fashion industry, upcoming Reebok collab and her relentless need to win in the FN exclusive. -- Photography: @jorafrantzis; Style Director: @shannonadducci ; Styling: @kollincarter; Style assistant: @jennijenu; Tailor: @sirbabajagne; Makeup: @erika_lapearl_mua; Hair: @tokyostylez; Nails: @marienailz; Set Design: Brielle Hubert, Pete Hickok and Yalina Flores