Kanye West Catches Heat From Muslim Community for New YEEZY BOOST 350 V2

Both the “Israfil” and “Asriel” colorways are not sitting well.

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Kanye West‘s recent “Israfiladidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 release along with the upcoming “Asriel” colorway are catching unwanted attention from the Muslim community. For those unaware, the colorways utilize the names of the Islamic angels Israfil and Asriel. While Asriel is the Angel of Death in Islam, Israfil is the archangel who signals the Day of Resurrection with his trumpet.

Many are taking to Twitter, and have even started a petition to boycott the line of sneakers. The petition has already garnered over 2,000 signatures with many commenting that the colorway names are flat-out disrespectful to Islam.

While this is not the first time religion was used as inspiration for a sneaker colorway, the Internet is proving that religious figures should be left out of sneaker design.

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