Rihanna has delivered an apology after a fashion show for her lingerie brand Savage x Fenty featured a song that included a recording of sacred Islamic text, prompting criticism.
Song “Doom” by producer Coucou Chloe included a remix of a Hadith narration when played during a segment of the show. In the Islamic faith the Hadith is a sacred written record representing the traditions or sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, used as guidance by Muslims.
Sharing her apology to her Instagram stories today, the 32-year-old thanked the Muslim community for highlighting the issue.
“I’d like to thank the Muslim community for pointing out a huge oversight that was unintentionally offensive in our Savage x Fenty show, I would more importantly like to apologise 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! I do not play with any kind of disrespect toward God or any religion and therefore the use of the song in our project was completely irresponsible!
“Moving forward we will make sure nothing like this ever happens again. Thank you for your forgiveness and understanding, Rih,” she wrote.