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Rihanna Is Under Fire For Allegedly Culturally Appropriating Chinese Ensembles

Rihanna Is Under Fire For Allegedly Culturally Appropriating Chinese Ensembles

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People think Rihanna is culturally appropriating the Chinese.

The singer is being criticized for a Harper’s Bazaar cover she did in China. She posted a picture of the final cover on Tuesday.

 

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The photo shows Rihanna wearing a traditional Chinese garb from head to toe. She was also holding a traditional fan with several little fans in her hair.

 

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The Mogul is active within the African American, women’s rights, and the LGBTQIA communities, BUT people are slamming her as insensitive for this shoot.

This sparked a debate online, a person commented: “But when Rihanna does it, it’s not cultural appropriation” to which someone else wrote “GASP! You’re right!! How dare she be dressed in Chinese inspired garb while in China and shooting for a Chinese magazine. Obviously, this Chinese photoshoot is for a Chinese magazine is just to sell underwear and has nothing at all to do with China (Roll eyes emoji)”

Riri is not letting the haters get to her and has not commented on the clout people are trying to receive. The Navy for sure isn’t letting all the negativity affect their celebration for the singer.