Is Rihanna Appropriating Egyptian Culture with New Vogue Cover? Some Say Yes

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Rihanna could do no wrong until her new cover for Vogue Arabia. The singer channels Egyptian queen Nefertiti on the magazine’s November issue. While reactions started pouring in on her possible cultural appropriation other fans were going gaga over the transformation.

But those who dubbed Rih’s cover as cultural appropriation thought she was getting a pass.

A few even ignited various debates about model Gigi Hadid. They compared her wearing of a Hijab on Vogue Arabia’s inaugural issue to Rih’s Nefertiti look.


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Hadid has a Dutch-born American mother and a Palestinian-American father while Rihanna is Bajan.

But at least one person, who is Arab, thought everything was all good with Rih’s cover.

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