Rihanna's third fashion show for Savage x Fenty now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.
The highly anticipated show became available for streaming on Friday, Sept. 24. Artists such as Lizzo graced the stage. But viewers are upset with the newly pronounced billionaire for styling white models' hair in braid extensions.
Though the show is praised for featuring models of all colors, shapes, and sizes, the hairstyles raised a red flag. Vanessa Hudgens and Emily Ratajkowski, who are not Black women, rocked braids down the runway.
Social media users are calling it an appropriation of Black culture and are taking the show to task.
Rihanna, Hudgens, and Ratajkowski have not responded to the controversy.
Check out some of the tweets below:
rihanna has white mfs in braids for the savage x fenty show… pic.twitter.com/Ains73IavQ— T!ANA⁷ | TIANA DAY (@bussyboyyy) September 24, 2021
I wish I could write something as funny as Rihanna putting all these white girls in braids for the fenty show— raina (@quakerraina) September 24, 2021
Now why the hell did Rihanna have white dancers in braids on the fenty x savage show…— NISHIMIYE (@rwandurful) September 25, 2021
Watched the savage show last night… y did Rihanna have them white girls in braids…— Blasé 🎈 (@Cheerstodatt) September 25, 2021
rihanna got all them pale panthers on ha show with braids she wrong as hell fa dat shit— love, k ♡ (@karIletto) September 25, 2021
why did rihanna put vanessa hudgens in braids 😭😭😭 that girl looks light skinned now— noella 🧚🏾🪐🤠 (@yonoella) September 24, 2021
Also featured in the show were performances Nas, Daddy Yankee, BIA, Jazmine Sullivan, Ricky Martin, Normani, and Jade Novah with special appearances by Adriana Lima, Alek Wek, Behati Prinsloo, Erykah Badu, Gigi Hadid, Irina Shayk, Jeremy Pope, Leiomy, Lola Leon, Mena Massoud, Nyjah Huston, Precious Lee, Sabrina Carpenter, Thuso Mbedu, Troye Sivan and more.