TikTok star Addison Rae deletes ‘Holy Trinity’ bikini Instagram post after criticism
TikTok influencer Addison Rae has removed a photo of herself wearing a religiously-tinged bikini from her Instagram following criticism from some online who called the swimsuit disrespectful to the Christian faith.
In a photo posted Aug. 2, Rae could be seen wearing a white bikini with the words “Father” and “Son” written across the top. By Wednesday afternoon, the photo had been taken down. It is not known when it was removed.
The $100 bikini set, which includes a bottom with the words “Holy Trinity,” is a collaboration between Adidas and clothing company Praying, according to its website.
Representatives for Rae and Praying did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
A representative for Adidas said in a statement that it was “not related to the product in question.”
“Our partnership with Praying is specific to the limited release of a Supernova Cushion 7 shoe,” the Adidas rep said.
Rae shot to fame in 2019 after TikTok videos of herself dancing steadily rose in popularity. The 21-year-old TikTok star then expanded her career into music, film and modeling.
On social media, several users criticized Rae, who has more than 88 million TikTok followers and 40 million Instagram followers, for posting the photo.
“All I’m going to say is these people are going to learn the hard way not to mess with GOD. Wait and watch,” one person tweeted.
“What’s wrong with Addison Rae? I respect if she’s religious or not, but that bathing suit is disrespectful,” wrote another Twitter user.
“I had a stomach ache, and the first thought that came to mind was, ‘Why are they still Christians?'” Christian influencer Brittany Dawn Nelson said in a TikTok video. which she reposted on Instagram, in response to Rae’s photo. .
She continued, “Leave Jesus alone. Leave Jesus out of it. Christianity is now acceptable in our society to slander and mock.”
Some people on Twitter defended Rae’s ad, citing other celebrities who have worn different versions of the same bikini set, including singer Christina Aguilera and Italian bassist Victoria De Angelis.
“idk i feel like i’ve seen hundreds of other people wearing the same bikini that christina aguilera wore last week and no one batted an eyelid” wrote a Twitter user.
“Miss Addison Rae was canceled for making the brand ‘pray’ bc her inappropriate use of words I just find it funny since celebrities have worn their bikinis without being canceled,” wrote another user on Twitter.