Nigerian beauty queen/Face Of The World Nigeria, Nneze Richards, whose Instagram page reads ‘STAUNCH CATHOLIC’, has slammed American songstress, Rihanna, who turned up for MET gala wearing a pope’s head piece.
According to Nneze Richards, religion is no joke she is disappointed that MET Museum allowed a mockery of the catholic faith. Her post reads;
Rihanna, I like u..a lot but to wear the pope’s head piece ‘Papal Mitre’ is a disrespect to the catholic religion. What a disgrace! Mocking religion to create controversy and bring the public’s attention. As if religion is a joke….. I’m so disappointed @metmuseum for allowing a mockery of the catholic faith. Try using another religion for a fashion statement. Something like an Islam theme e.g Met Muslim bodies. Of course they wouldn’t dare cause I bet there will be an uproar right away and that your met museum will be a history, but they chose catholic theme because they won’t make a major fuss about it. Someone will come and say my believe should be in God and not the pope, but surely this is deeply offensive and lack of respect. She’s normally incredible, but this is awkward and awfully horrible.
I feel pple are liking it because it’s Rihanna. This is NOT OKAY, catholic iconography is not a fashion trend, Don’t come for my Pope.
From Katty Perry’s dress designed with six-foot angel wings, to cross-emblazoned, boobs-barring Kim Kardashian’s ensemble, and Rihanna’s papal crown and cape with substantial flesh showing up and down, the Met Gala boasted of copious religious imagery.
The reason is simple: The 2018 Met Gala theme was Heavenly Bodies — Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.
Each year’s event celebrates the theme of that year’s Costume Institute exhibition, and the exhibition sets the tone for the formal dress of the night, since guests are expected to choose their fashion to match the theme of the exhibit.
Although the 2018 Met Gala has come and gone, many respondents have offence at the theme and the attendant fashion that greeted the red carpet, with some calling it “sacrilegious.”