Cardi B apologizes for posing as a Hindu goddess

Written by on November 13, 2020

Cardi B Apologizes For Disrespecting Hindu Goddess Durga | IndianSpice

(Insider) – Cardi B has apologized after being accused of cultural appropriation.

The rapper recently took part in a photo shoot for the cover of Footwear News to promote her new footwear collaboration with Reebok.

In the image, Cardi B is seen with eight arms and is posing in the typical position of the Hindu goddess Durga, who is known for strength, protection, and war, and typically depicted as having eight or 10 arms.
The 28-year-old, who is Catholic, explained: “When I did the Reebok shoot, the creative told me I’d be a goddess that represents strength, femininity, and liberation, and that is something I love, that I’m all about and I thought it was dope. If people think I offended their culture or religion, I want to say I’m sorry; that was not my intent. I do not like disrespecting people’s religion. I would not like it if anyone disrespected my religion, with people dressed as the Virgin Mary or Jesus, as long as they do it in a beautiful and graceful way I don’t feel a certain type of way. I wasn’t trying to be disrespectful, maybe I should have done my research.”

She added in the caption: “Sorry guys I didn’t mean to offend or disrespect anybody’s culture. I can’t change the passed [sic] but I’ll be more cautious for the future.”

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