Members of the Christian community took TikTok star Addison Rae to church via a social media post that some have deemed “a mockery of Christianity.”
On Tuesday, the influencer and actor shared a photo on Instagram of her wearing a white thong bikini top with the words “dad” on one side and “son” on the other. After members of the Christian community accused Rae of disrespecting their religion, the image was removed.
A collaboration between athletic apparel giant Adidas and fashion brand Praying, the full swimsuit also says “holy spirit” on the bottoms — completing the Holy Trinity. Since she hasn’t publicly commented on the bikini’s reaction, Rae’s reasons for deleting the post are between her and her God.
In a rebuke to Rae’s original post, @XAVIAERD tweeted“All I’m going to say is – these people are going to learn the hard way not to play with GOD. Just wait and see.”
“Why do you have to despise Christianity so much?” tweeted @DannyBee8801. “You don’t respect any other religion, only Christianity? And why do you have to create it, @adidas? Not that I was ever a fan of adidas (or Addison Rae for that matter) but I will never buy anything from adidas.”
Others, however, were unhindered by Rae’s swimwear choices and urged the “He’s All That” star not to “listen to church.”
“ppl cry over Addison Rae wearing the father son and holy spirit bikini making me want to support her like… ‘omg she commits a sin’ GURL GO OUT PPL R DYING AND UR MAD CUZ ZE WORE OFF -BIKINI,” @JlNSOULNECKMEAT tweeted.
“Addison rae mocking the holy trinity makes me like her a bit more lol, that bikini was a bit dead,” tweeted @gvkkyy.
Rae representatives did not immediately respond to The Times’ request for comment on Thursday.
This is not the first time the famous TikToker got into hot water. Last year, Rae and Jimmy Fallon were criticized for a “Tonight Show” segment in which the 21-year-old taught the TV host a series of viral TikTok dances. After many called Rae to perform the dances without crediting their black choreographers, Fallon invited the makers on “The Tonight Show” to show off their moves.
“On our last show before the break, we hung out with Addison Rae, where she taught me eight viral TikTok dances, and we recognize that the creators of those dances deserve to have their own spotlight,” Fallon said at the time.
“So at this point, some creators will join me in talking about how their dance went viral and perform the dance themselves.”
This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.