“I put faith that Riri learned from her ‘Princess of China’ days but I guess not”
Rihanna’s cosmetics brand Fenty Beauty has pulled their ‘Geisha Chic highlighter’ after it was deemed “racist”
The Independent reports that Fenty Beauty has pulled and apologised for their “racist” ‘Geisha Chic highlighter’.
On Friday, the cosmetics brand owned by Rihanna, posted an image on Instagram of their new highlighter.
Many were quick to pick up on the product’s name, claiming it was racist towards Asians.
“Rihanna… explain why Asian targeted racism gets glossed over, it feels even worse when it’s from another marginalised group,” one person replied.
This is not the first time Rihanna was at odds with the Asian community. In 2011 the Barbadian singer teamed up with Coldplay to release ‘Princess Of China’. In the music video, Rihanna was seen dressed in traditional Asian clothing.
“This is a brand that wants to be inclusive, and yet… lol I put faith that Riri learned from her ‘Princess of China’ days but I guess not,” one commenter mentioned.
Fenty Beauty responded by removing the highlighter from its range, stating it will be unavailable until a different name is chosen for the product.
“We hear you, we have pulled the product until it can be renamed,” the company replied to one commenter. “We wanted to personally apologise. Thank you so much for educating us.”