Cardi B Apologizes for Appropriating Hindu Culture on Magazine Cover

first_imgCardi B Apologizes for Appropriating Hindu Culture on Magazine CoverCardi B. Broadimage/ShutterstockShe’s sorry. Cardi B may be able to clapback when she’s unnecessarily criticized, but she also knows when to admit she’s wrong.Earlier this week, the 28-year-old appeared on the cover of the November issue of Footwear News to promote her latest collection with Reebok. Photographed portraying the Hindu goddess Durga, she quickly received backlash for cultural appropriation.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “And though it was dope, if people think I’m offending their culture or their religion I want to say I’m sorry,” the Grammy winner said. “That was not my intent. I do not like disrespecting nobody’s religion. I wouldn’t like people to offend my religion.”She continued, “I 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 for the future.”Along with the “I Like It” singer, the publication also issued an apology.- Advertisement – “People are saying Cardi B is paying homage to our Hindu goddess Durga,” one Twitter user wrote. “So as a Hindu I want to say that: 1-Wearing a shoe in a temple is prohibited 2-Durga maa is not to be used as an aesthetic 3- Durga maa is NEVER depicted bare bodied 4-THIS. IS. NOT. HOMAGE. IT’S. DISRESPECT.”The “WAP” rapper took to Instagram on Tuesday, November 10, to publicly apologize. “Sorry guys. I didn’t mean to offend or disrespect anybody’s culture,” she captioned an Instagram Story video. “I can’t change the [past] but I’ll be more cautious in the future.”In the clip, she explained that the creatives on the cover shoot told her she was going to portray a Goddess that represents “strength, femininity and liberation, and that’s something I love and I’m all about.” However, she understands where her fault lies.- Advertisement – “Yesterday we posted content from our exclusive Cardi B cover shoot,” a statement to Us Weekly read. “One of the images was intended to pay homage to Hindu goddess Durga, and our intent was to show a powerful woman. However, we realize we were not considerate of certain cultural and religious perspectives and how this could be perceived as deeply offensive.It continued, “We take full accountability for this oversight and we apologize, it is important we learn from this example and are sensitive to this sort of religious imagery when creative discussions are taking place in the future. Today, we’re releasing another cover from the shoot that was a subscriber exclusive.”Listen on Spotify to Get Tressed With Us to get the details of every hair love affair in Hollywood, from the hits and misses on the red carpet to your favorite celebrities’ street style ‘dos (and don’ts!)last_img read more

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Dirtbags stick it to Longhorns late

first_imgEspinosa enjoyed the mobbing he took. “I was going nuts,” he said. “I loved it.” Indeed, emotions were running high. But perhaps none higher than those of McMurray. He had not played the past two seasons because of shoulder surgery. Batting for DH Chris Lopez with the bases full and two out, he ripped a line drive into right field, the tying runs coming home in the names of Matt Cline and Robert Perry. “It means a lot,” McMurray said. “I have been waiting a real long time to get my opportunity again. I didn’t know if I was going to play again. It’s just nice to get out on the field and get a shot.” LONG BEACH – Texas had Long Beach State right where it wanted. The Longhorns had received two long home runs from Kyle Russell and Joseph Krebs had pitched splendidly in long relief on the way to a two-run lead entering the bottom of the ninth inning. But the Dirtbags (3-1) rallied, chased Krebs and got a two-run pinch single from Bobby McMurray to tie the score, then Danny Espinosa hit a game-winning single to right field to score pinch-runner T.J. Mittelstaedt as LBSU came back to defeat the No. 7-ranked Longhorns, 7-6, before 2,015 delirious fans at Blair Field. After his clutch hit, Espinosa was mobbed by his teammates between first and second base. “I wanted to be up there,” said Espinosa, a sophomore shortstop. “I was telling the guys in the dugout, `Put me up there. I want to be up there.’ And just to be able to do that, pump my teammates up and know that we’re the best team.” center_img McMurray wasn’t surprised his team rallied for the win. “This team has a lot of character,” he said. “I think more so this year than most years. We just have really good team chemistry and it shows a lot.” As for Krebs, he came in with a 1.42 ERA in two appearances. He entered the ninth having pitched 4 1/3 innings of relief, giving up just one run. But he gave up a one-out infield single to Cline and hit Perry with a pitch. Krebs was relieved by Adrian Alaniz (1-1), who hit Brandon Godfrey with a pitch to load the bases. Jason Corder then flied out for the second out before McMurray came through with his hit. Austin Wood relieved Alaniz and gave up the game-winner to Espinosa. Dustin Rasco (1-0) picked up the win for the Dirtbags with three innings of solid relief. He gave up one earned run on one hit. Texas (2-3) drew first blood. With Bradley Suttle on first via a leadoff single in the second inning, Russell hit his first HR, a long two-out, two-run shot over the 400-foot sign in dead center off of Vance Worley. The game went back and forth from there. LBSU got one back in the bottom of the inning and took a 3-2 lead in the third only to have Texas tie it in the fourth. The Dirtbags went back ahead 4-3, but the Longhorns rallied for a 6-4 lead. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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