Cardi B Apologizes For Hindu Goddess Depiction in Reebok Campaign

Victor Deng
·1 min read

While Cardi B and Reebok's Club C collection won't be released until tomorrow, the project has already received backlash. Some sneaker fans have taken to social media to voice their complaints over campaign images created for her cover of Footwear News— specifically the photo of Cardi B posing as the Hindu goddess Durga.

"When I did the Reebok shoe, the creator was telling me that I was going to represent a goddess that represents strength, femininity, and liberation, and that's something that I love, but if people think I'm offending their culture or religion, I want to say I'm sorry," says Cardi. "That was not my intent. I do not like disrespecting anyone's religion."

Reebok has not returned Complex's request for comment.

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