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Cardi B’s Polarizing Fashion Week Outfit is Causing Controversy For Exposing France’s ‘Double Standards’

Cardi B has never been one to play it safe when it comes to fashion. The Grammy-winning musician has made headlines for everything from her gorgeous gowns to her brand collaborations. And typically, Belcalis Almánzar has never been shy about showing a little skin off here and there. But this time, the “Hustler” star is making waves for being totally covered up–and we mean totally. 

On Saturday. Cardi took to her social media accounts to document her edgy Paris Fashion Week debut. Clad head-to-toe in a full-body Richard Quinn gown, Cardi B’s face was covered by one of Quinn’s Autumn/Winter 2019 ready-to-wear runway looks. The dress was a floral dress-and-jacket ensemble with matching gloves, a head scarf, and face covering. In fact, it was initially hard to tell what celebrity was even wearing the outfit. That is, until Cardi B began to talk. 

Cardi B posted the video of her head-turning Paris Fashion Week look to her Instagram page.

As usual, Cardi served up some hilarious commentary along with her social media post. “I heard you bitches were missing me at Fashion Week New York,” she said, while strutting in front of the Eiffel Tower. “I’m here to serve it to you motherfuckers, and serve it to you cold.” After blessing onlookers with her signature cackle, Cardi cracked a joke about her limited vision: “Make sure a car don’t hit me ’cause a bitch can’t see.”

Of course, the internet’s reaction to Cardi’s big swing has been mixed. Cardi, however, doesn’t seem to mind. 

Naturally, when someone makes a fashion choice that’s out-of-the-box, not everyone is going to be on-board with it. But Cardi, being well-versed in dealing with criticism at this point, doesn’t seemed to be phased by the haters. She tweeted out a picture of the look with the caption “How they going to understand it when they don’t even understand me[?]”.

If there’s one thing we can say about Cardi B, it’s that she’s undoubtedly a woman who marches to the beat of her own drum. And although we may not “understand” the outfit completely, we definitely admire it. 

Although there’s excitement surrounding the unconventional outfit, some people have been quick to point out that the praise for Cardi’s outfit is a double-standard.

Recently, a discussion on Twitter has broken out about how the media’s reaction to Cardi B’s high-fashion outfit is evidence of her privilege as both a celebrity and a non-Muslim woman. In France, the niqab (a type of garment worn by Muslim women that covers the face and head) is banned from being worn. Since 2011 in France, wearing a niqab (or any other face-covering veil) in public comes with a possible fine of up to €150. 

Although some people are speculating that Richard Quinn created this particular outfit in direct response to the niqab-ban, the theory has never been confirmed. Now, some people are saying that the fact that Cardi is being praised for wearing this outfit is evidence of the law’s blatant Islamophobia. In other words, Cardi is being praised, talked about and photographed for something French Muslim women are being punished for. 

Regardless of (or possibly due to) the controversy surrounding Cardi B’s outfit, Twitter is alight with opinions on her fashion choice. 

It’s rare that a single outfit can inspire so much discussion on social media. 

This fan has nothing but love for what Cardi’s full-body ‘fit:

Once a stan, always a stan. It’s been inspiring to see Cardi’s fashion evolution from  a “regular degular shmegular girl from the Bronx” to a fashion icon. 

Some people were impressed that Cardi had the guts to go with such an unorthodox fashion choice

In this day and age of fashion blogs and social media, it can be hard for celebrities to take risks when it comes to fashion. So many of them are afraid to be skewered online. 

Some people thought that Cardi’s outfit choice was actually a commentary on Islamophobia in France:

We would love to hear Cardi’s thoughts on this. Did she know about the niqab-ban in France?

This person made a valid point about how the power of celebrity gives certain people a pass to do things others can’t.

It’s definitely true that, because of her platform, Cardi is in a unique position in which she can wear whatever she wants wherever she wants. We understand why she wants to take advantage of her platform and be a bit more experimental. 

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Cardi B and Olivia Rodrigo Had an Adorable Exchange on Twitter and Now Fans Are Calling For a Collab

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Cardi B and Olivia Rodrigo Had an Adorable Exchange on Twitter and Now Fans Are Calling For a Collab

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You may have heard of Olivia Rodrigo, the 17-year-old Disney Channel actress who has recently take the music industry by storm with the success of her debut single, “Driver’s License”.

Well you wouldn’t be the only one who is thinking about her. Recently, Cardi B tweeted about the viral song, namely lamenting over the fact that she does not have her driver’s license.

On Tuesday, Cardi tweeted out her frustration about the fact that she has to rely on other people to fulfill her late-night McDonald’s cravings.

“Just like that girl [who] wrote a song about getting her driver’s license, Imma write a song about the struggle of not having a drivers license,” she wrote. “I really wanted my McDonald’s at 4am last night instead of today, but I couldn’t so I felt asleep hungry.” More relatable words have never been spoken, tbh.

Shocked that the Bronx-born rapper even knows who she is, Rodrigo tweeted a response back at Cardi.

“Girl i will pick u up and take u wherever u wanna go,” Rodrigo wrote back.

Cardi, for her part, seemed excited to find a driver to take her on late-night McDonald’s runs. She wrote back: “Yaaayyy!!! Let’s go to McDonald’s and get happy meals!”

Cue the influx of Twitter stans demanding a future Olivia Rodrigo x Cardi B collab.

Olivia Rodrigo is just as surprised about “Driver’s License” success as everyone else is.

Rodrigo recently told Billboard that this past week, when “Driver’s License” shot to No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart has been “the weirdest week of my whole life.”

Rodrigo was a relatively unknown Disney Channel star on Disney+’s “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” before this song hit the airwaves. Now she’s a pop sensation.

“So many people that I look up to have reached out and expressed their love for the song, which is absolutely surreal,” she told Billboard. But I truly am just the same 17-year-old girl, doing statistics homework in my bedroom.”

While many people are wondering what Rodrigo’s background is, she is proudly half-Filipino.

While some people have mistakenly called Olivia Rodriguez Latina, she is actually of Filipino descent, just like previous “High School Musical” star, Vanessa Hudgens. Just like Latin American countries, the Philippines were colonized by Spain–that is why so many people of Filipino descent have Spanish-sounding last names.

Rodrigo has talked at length about her cultural and familial roots. “My great-grandfather immigrated here from the Philippines when he was just a teenager. He’s my grandma’s dad, and my grandpa is also Filipino as well,” Rodrigo revealed in an interview with the Center for Asian American Media back in 2018.

“My dad grew up in a house where they were always making Filipino food, his grandpa always spoke Tagalog. All of those traditions have trickled down to our generation.”

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Cardi B’s First Leading Movie Role Will Thrill ‘Sister Act’ And ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Fans

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Cardi B’s First Leading Movie Role Will Thrill ‘Sister Act’ And ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Fans

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For one of her upcoming projects, fans of Cardi B can expect a throwback to her older days. That’s right, Cardi B is stepping into a familiar role before the screen. The former “Love & Hip Hop: New York” star has proven herself capable of making music bangers and in Hustlers she showed that she can hold her own when it comes to the big screen.

Now, the rapper is playing the lead in Paramount’s upcoming film Assisted Living.

Cardi was recently cast in the “raucous comedy” called Assisted Living.

According to Variety, the upcoming film “is being described as a ‘raucous comedy’ with ‘tremendous heart.’ Fans of Cardi can expect a film that looks quite a bit like Tootsie, Sister Act, and Mrs. Doubtfire.

The upcoming film follows Cardi B as Amber a small-time crook who gets herself into trouble when a heist goes wrong. “On the run from the cops and her former crew, she struggles to find anywhere to hide, reports Variety. “Running out of options, Amber disguises herself as an elderly woman and hides out in the one place no one will look — her estranged grandmother’s nursing home.”

Of course, this isn’t the first time Cardi B has been in a major film.

In 2019 she appeared the blockbuster film Hustlers starring Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo, and Keke Palmer.

And of course, for some time fans were hopeful that Cardi would take on the titular role of a reboot of the ’90s sitcom “The Nanny.”

According to CNN, the reality star-turned-rapper has been in talks to play Fran Drescher’s daughter in a potential reboot of the ‘90s sitcom.

Speaking about a potential reboot in 2018, Fran Drescher told Extra in an interview “[I’m] talking to her representation. It’s really getting me excited. It’s fresh and it could be super fun.” Here’s hoping we get more Cardi B on screen!

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