Coronavirus can stop a lot of things, but Savage X Fenty will NOT be one of them! The lingerie line fashion show was held last week on Amazon Prime and some attendees took particular notice to one of the songs played, which was “Doom”, by Coucou Chloe. These said attendees were in their feelings behind the lyrics in the song.
The song includes a narration of Hadith, sayings and actions of the Muslim prophet Muhammed in regard to the afterlife and the ending of the world.
Rihanna took to her Instagram account to offer her apologies for the mishap.
“I’d like to thank the Muslim community for pointing out a huge oversight that was unintentionally offensive in our Savage X Fenty show”, she wrote in a post on Tuesday. She continues, ” I would more importantly like to apologize 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 this song in our project was completely irresponsible. Moving forward we will make sure nothing like this ever happens again”.
Chloe has since responded to the backlash by acknowledging she wasn’t aware of the Hadith lyrics and what they actually meant. In another post, she took full responsibility for not properly “researching” the words to the song.
While some were appreciative of Chloe’s apparent honesty, some just weren’t buying it. You can’t please everyone and everyone will always come to their own conclusion.
” When you’re making a song and you’re mixing it or whatever you’re doing, you always have to check where it comes from. The disrespect is real”, said one Instagram user.
Another commenter said ,” Thank you for apologizing, but it was released in 2017 and u used it again in 2018…the backlash is just more heavier now that Rihanna is involved. Please don’t act like you didn’t know. The best step forward is remove the song on all platforms which you should start doing ASAP. “.