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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Grant disappears in Syracuse’s loss to Dayton

first_imgBUFFALO, N.Y. — Nearly 30 minutes of game time had passed, and Jerami Grant still hadn’t attempted a field goal.Two days after torching Western Michigan for 16 points, Grant was rendered useless on Saturday against Dayton. He played 34 minutes, but took just three shots and fouled out.There were many reasons No. 3-seed Syracuse (28-6, 14-4 Atlantic Coast) fell to No. 11-seed Dayton (25-10, 10-6 Atlantic 10) 55-53 in the Round of 32. Tyler Ennis started 2-of-12. C.J. Fair shot 4-of-14. Trevor Cooney was ice cold from downtown.But Grant blamed himself.“It was just a horrible game for me,” Grant said. “It was definitely probably my fault we lost the game tonight.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe said Dayton double-teamed him in spurts, something he hasn’t seen much of this season. The Flyers flustered him with their activity and prevented him from getting into the flow of the game, and he didn’t get the same looks he usually does.Grant — a player who usually stands out with his high-flying heroics and ridiculous athleticism — blended in against Dayton.“It was tough,” Grant said. “I really couldn’t get a lot of touches.”He barely even looked for his shot, but that was mostly a product of the Flyers’ lockdown defense.When Grant finally got a shot off at the 10:28 mark of the second half, he swished a mid-range jumper to cut SU’s deficit to one. Five minutes later, he hit a layup after an offensive rebound to slice Dayton’s lead to two.But he didn’t attempt a shot the rest of the game. Afterward, as he sat wide-eyed in his chair in the locker room, Grant said Syracuse was the better team.Dayton’s defense clamped down on the Orange all night long, though.“They were throwing a bunch of different guys at all us, fresh guys,” Cooney said, “and they go deep on the bench. They’re a good team.”The problems were copious for Syracuse, but Grant said his lack of production was the No. 1 issue.“It was just a bad game for me,” Grant said. “I let my team down today.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 23, 2014 at 2:50 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHasslast_img read more

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