Rihanna's beauty brand Fenty became an instant hit, offering luxury products that resonated with women worldwide.
During the lingerie show, a major oversight occurred when a song called 'Doom' by Coucou Chloe, featuring a remix of a sacred Islamic verse about the end of times, was played as models danced.
The use of the holy narrative in the show sparked anger and concerns among Rihanna's Muslim fans, who found it disrespectful and offensive.
Rihanna's team issued a statement apologizing for the blunder, acknowledging the mistake and showing respect for the Muslim community.
The statement emphasized that all Fenty brands are founded on inclusivity and respect for all, promising to be vigilant to avoid similar incidents in the future.
Following the backlash, Rihanna took to her Instagram stories to personally apologize to the Muslim community, expressing her regret for the oversight and careless mistake.
Rihanna clarified that there was no intention to disrespect God or any religion, and the use of the song in the show was an irresponsible decision.
The singer sincerely asked for forgiveness from her Muslim brothers and sisters, acknowledging the hurt caused by the oversight.
Rihanna assured her fans that moving forward, they would be more cautious to prevent any similar incidents and maintain respect for all religious sentiments.
The controversy prompted Rihanna and her team to learn from the incident, demonstrating their commitment to cultural sensitivity and inclusivity in their future endeavors.