The beloved Fenty Beauty just found itself in the line of fire after the brand released two new drool-worthy Killawatt highlighters. The brand has been on an exhilarating product release spree to get us all glowing for spring and summer. Now fans are calling cut on a very controversial shade name.
We may never know how this product name slipped by the typically inclusive and non-problematic Fenty Beauty squad, but it certainly did. Thankfully, Fenty Beauty moved fairly quickly to fix the issue. Still, fans are side-eyeing this highlighter shade name in addition to Rihanna's past appropriation of Asian cultures.
Rihanna wore a traditional hairstyle and top that was meant to mimic Chinese culture in a Coldplay video.
In the video, she also does dance moves that are seemingly meant to be reminiscent of Tai Chi, which is a Chinese martial art form. Additionally, there is a digital image of her with multiple arms, which is meant to be a representation of the Hindu religious figure Parvati. That visual is (hate to say it, Rih) even more ignorant because the song is called "Princess Of China."
Parvati is a Hindu goddess, by the way, worshipped in India and not so much in China. China actually has the world's largest Buddhist population, not Hindu.
We're also not going to let Rihanna bear this responsibility alone; she was featured in a video by Coldplay. That's the same band that did the "Hymn for the Weekend" video with Beyoncé, in which she appropriated Indian garb.
Coldplay? Rihanna? Beyoncé? Let's get this together, y'all. We have to respect other people, especially when we want to be respected.