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Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty cosmetics line met with backlash over Geisha Chic highlighter


Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Fenty BeautyRihanna‘s latest Fenty Beauty product launch nearly cost the budding mogul a fan…or several. 

Early last week, the beauty franchise announced a new line of bronzers and highlighter shades, with one in particular being deemed culturally insensitive. The highlighter in question, named “Geisha Chic,” sparked controversy online from fans who felt the shade’s name and red pigments appropriated Japanese culture. 

Amid the backlash, Fenty Beauty has reportedly pulled the product from its impending new line. That’s according to one Reddit user, who criticized the brand on its dedicated Instagram page. That user claims to have received a direct message from Fenty Beauty in which the brand apologized for the oversight. 

“We hear you, we’ve pulled the product until it can be renamed. We wanted to personally apologize. Thank you so much for educating us,” a screenshot of the message read. 

Despite the highlighter snafu,fans are now commending Rih and Fenty Beauty for their immediate response. The new line of products is due to arrive on shelves April 5. 

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