Addison Rae blasted for ‘blasphemous’ Christianity-themed bikini
Addison Rae's most recent bikini photo is courting controversy.
The 21-year-old TikTok star posted a selfie of herself on Instagram on Tuesday wearing Praying's Holy Trinity Bikini ($100), which has the words "Father" and "Son" emblazoned on the top.
Although Rae's upper half was only seen in the photo, the scandalous suit's bottom, which was made in conjunction with Adidas, says "Holy Spirit."
While the star's well-known acquaintances gushed about the appearance (singer Tate McRae said, "oh my goodness WOW"), several commentators expressed their disdain of the risky swim style. Photographer Mark "The Cobrasnake" Hunter dubbed the outfit a "home run."
It's insulting to Jesus, therefore no. One commenter commented, "Sad what y'all do for money," while another pearl-clutcher added, "This is not okay! BLASPHEMY!”
A third person added, "Is anyone going to talk about this insulting faiths," while a fourth person said the bikini was "so twisted up."
With the cheeky comment "A holy experience," Christina Aguilera posted a photo of herself on Instagram wearing the two-piece in French with the words "Père," "Fils," and "Esprit Saint" emblazoned on them.
However, the pop star's post didn't receive as much backlash as Rae's; perhaps something was missed in translation?
Praying, a favourite of young celebrities like Olivia Rodrigo, Halsey, and Madison Beer in addition to Rae, offers sarcastic looks influenced by Y2K nostalgia; popular items include a crop top ($55) that identifies the wearer as "God's Favorite" and a shoulder bag ($90) that honours Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's decade-long romance.
Rae Lopez may be #blessed, but she has had a difficult few weeks after Page Six exclusively revealed that her father, Monty Lopez, 46, reportedly "misled" a 25-year-old woman into a five-month romance.
The "He's All That" singer has since postponed press conferences and claimed to be "struggling" to comprehend the information.