The new shoes, presented by the rapper and designer Kanye West’s own brand Yeezy in collaboration with the German firm Adidas, offended Muslims. This is reported by The Sun.
We are talking about the yeezy Boost 350 V2 sneakers, whose models are named Israfil and Asriel. They will be available for purchase at the end of August, the cost will be 180 pounds (16 thousand rubles).
The company’s use of the words “Israfil” — the name of one of the four archangels in Islam — and “Azriel”, meaning “messenger of the last judgment”caused complaints among adherents of the religion.
Customers considered the company’s marketing move disrespectful to Muslims and spoke out on this topic on Twitter. “It is unacceptable to mock the faith of other people”, “If you have any respect for Muslim fans, you will change the name”, “to Associate the name of an angel with shoes is a complete disrespect to millions of Muslims”, ” Kanye made me mad. His action is unacceptable. I will complain, “”It’s just pathetic and disgusting,” they complained.
Kanye West himself has not yet commented on the situation.
This is not the first time that shoppers have criticized the brand’s yeezy sneakers. Earlier in August, a new Shoe design caused confusion: West showed in social networks bulky boots with ribbed soles, resembling the shape of ski shoes. “My friend, it’s high time for you to think about your mental health,” the commentators urged him.