Rihanna has been called out by the Twitter-verse over her recent Harpers Bazaar China cover. According to The Shade Room, Kim Kardashian was recently criticized for creating a shape wear line by the name, Kimono. Although the name was a play on Kim’s actual name, many took offense, saying that she was appropriating Japanese culture.
Social media appears to have taken a similar stance with Rihanna, comparing the two situations. Many are questioning why Rih is not being held to the same standard in the magazine, where she is dressed in traditional Chinese attire.
One person said, “So Rihanna is the exception when it comes to cultural appropriation??? Confused by you people.”
Another wrote, “As much as I love Rihanna how is this not deemed as cultural appropriation?”