Cardi B apologises after outrage over her Goddess Durga look for the cover of a footwear magazine.
After posing as Goddess Durga on the cover of a magazine, international rap sensation Cardi B posted an apology in the form of video on her Instagram story. She shot for a footwear magazine for its November 2020 edition, but on the cover photo of the magazine Cardi is seen with 10 hands however, instead of weapons she was seen holding a shoe.
She clarified her side by saying, “When I did the shoot, the creatives told me I was going to represent a Goddess; that she represents strength, femininity and liberation, and that’s something I love and I’m all about. And though it was dope, if people think I’m offending their culture or their religion I want to say that was not my intent. I do not like offending anyone’s religion; I wouldn’t like it if someone did it to my religion.”
“When people dress as Virgin Mary and Jesus, as long as they do it in a beautiful, graceful way…. But u 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 field the future,” she added.
In the cover photo Cardi B, is seen donning a red Georges Hobeika offshoulder dress. The footwear brand explained their thought about clicking the picture in that pose on their Instagram page, “… 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.”