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Rihanna Is Being Roasted After This Video Of Her "Trying So Hard Not To Get Canceled" As She Discussed Her Gender-Inclusive Savage X Fenty Lingerie Resurfaced Online

It's fair to say that Rihanna has always been incredibly inclusive when it comes to her Fenty beauty range and Savage x Fenty clothing line.

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Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for Savage X Fenty

Fenty famously follows the mantra of "beauty for all," with Rihanna sure to model the products on a diverse range of people.

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James Devaney / GC Images

And the same can definitely be said for Savage x Fenty, which the star launched with the promise that she will never let down the people who have felt excluded by lingerie brands in the past.

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Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for Savage X Fenty

"I have a unique opportunity to change things," Rihanna said of her collection at the time.

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Ilya S. Savenok / Getty Images for Savage X Fenty

She added to Entertainment Tonight: "We can not neglect those consumers. That consumer is one that's been neglected before and I'm not gonna let that happen here."

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Emma Mcintyre / Getty Images for Rihanna's Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 4 presented by Prime Video

In her efforts to include everybody, Rihanna uses models aged 18-60 with different body shapes and different gender identities to showcase her collections.

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Axelle / FilmMagic

Speaking to AP about her vision for Fenty in the past, she said: "Inclusivity is part of the brand, always. We don't believe in division. We do not believe in excluding anyone."

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Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for Rihanna's Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 3 Presented by Amazon Prime

And while Rihanna's efforts have always been widely praised, people couldn't help but gently roast the star when a clip of her discussing her gender-inclusive boxer briefs recently resurfaced online.

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Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 Presented by Amazon Prime Video

In fact, Rihanna has been accused of "trying so hard not to get cancelled [sic]" in the 2020 clip, which was filmed at her Savage x Fenty Show Vol. 2 in October 2020.

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Discussing her new product, Rihanna stumbles over her words as she explains that the boxer briefs are for: "Both men and women and non binary people of all, uhm, gender appropriations and the pronouns."

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"Everyone is included," Rihanna concludes. "I didn't want this to be a 'boxers are for men' type situation."

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The clip was recently reposted to TikTok, where it has been liked over a million times. In the comment sections, fans have poked fun at Rihanna for the ramble while acknowledging that her heart was in the right place.

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Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 Presented by Amazon Prime Video

"she a lil confused but she got the spirit," one person commented. Another wrote: "she said y'all not gonna get me cancelled [sic] today 😭"

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  TikTok @maxwakefi3ld / Via tiktok.com

"She was just saying words 😭" someone else observed. One more added: "She was fighting for her life 😭"

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  TikTok @maxwakefi3ld / Via tiktok.com

"🤣 at least she’s trying," another wrote. Meanwhile, others couldn't help but be reminded of a similar moment with Jimmy Fallon, with one person commenting: "She was stressing like Jimmy Fallon when Ru was like 'A drag queennnnn?!'"

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  TikTok @maxwakefi3ld / Via tiktok.com

In case you need reminding, Jimmy's soul visibly left his body when Ru was a guest on The Tonight Show and had an unprecedented reaction to Jimmy saying that Ru's Vanity Fair magazine cover was "the first time a drag queen has ever been put on the cover."

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"A drag queen!" Ru dramatically exclaimed, repeating again with faux offense: "A drag queen?!"

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Jimmy's face dropped and he looked panicked before Ru clarified: "I am the queen of drag!"

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NBC / Twitter @Inscarll / Via Twitter: @Inscarll

The TV host later revealed that he "really thought it was over" when Ru first responded to the question.

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Nbc / Rosalind O'Connor / NBC via Getty Images

"Some people say I looked a little nervous at one point during the interview," Jimmy joked on the next episode of his show. "I really thought it was over. I thought that's it, I'm canceled. I'm gonna start my own hashtag: #JimmyFallonIsOverParty."

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Nbc / NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

"I had a good run, y'know, 10 years in the business," Jimmy continued. "I was like, wait what did I do wrong? But it was so funny."

While Jimmy wasn't "canceled" off the back of this interview, he did face backlash earlier this month when he was accused of fostering a "toxic work environment" in an exposé published by Rolling Stone.

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