American rapper Kanye West has been accused of disrespecting Islam after naming his new Yeezy Boost sneakers after the Islamic archangels. Earlier last week, Adidas unveiled the new line of shoes: The Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Israfil and Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Asriel. The shoes had been named after the Islamic angels of music and death. YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 ISRAFIL. AVAILABLE AUGUST 22 IN ASIA PACIFIC, EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA AT https://t.co/SNOmpVaWg8, ON THE ADIDAS APP IN SELECT COUNTRIES, AND IN SELECT ADIDAS STORES. pic.twitter.com/TqUvKf2ion— adidas Originals (@adidasoriginals) August 17, 2020Israfil is one of four archangels in Islam. He is usually depicted with a horn, which he will blow on the day of judgement. Asriel is Islam’s archangel of death and is said to transport the souls of the deceased after they have passed on. The announcement was met with a lot on social media as users blasted the rapper for the disrespect shown to the religion. @kanyewest @theyeezymafia @adidas shame on you for using the name of Islam’s four archangels for a shoe name. That’s cultural appropriation and it is wrong and upsetting to our Muslim community. Change the shoe name. #culturalappropriation— Sandra (@sanbrown76) August 23, 2020Isn’t Israfil an Angel in Islam? @kanyewest what’s the matlib of this bruv? pic.twitter.com/UPtqGPMVYP— Waqas Saeed (WAX) (@waqas_bey) August 18, 2020 Latest controversy#KanyeWest new shoe named ‘Israfil’ In #Islam, Israfil is known to be the angel that will blow a trumpet to mark the ultimate end of the world. Naming a shoe after a significant Angel of God, in the Islamic religion, is highly disrespectful.@MuslimAdvocates pic.twitter.com/D2s8qhkGwe— Azra_H (@azra_hhh) August 19, 2020Kanye West and Adidas making mockery of Islam….. pic.twitter.com/LDHlJEiQ54— Abdullah kun (@bin_zeshan) August 23, 2020A petition by the Global Muslim community is calling on Adidas to rename the shoes and reads: “It has come to the attention of the Global Muslim community that Adidas has allowed the production of a shoe that is named after an archangel in Islam.“Until further notice, we request all Muslims to boycott Adidas products, cease all sale of Adidas products by any Muslim owned third party retail shops until Adidas ceases the production of this commodity.”Neither Adidas or Kayne have publicly commented on the complaint.The rapper’s 2020 presidential campaign, under the banner of The Birthday Party, has hit several snags since he announced it earlier this year, including missing deadlines to get his name on the ballot in numerous states.After the news that West had been barred from appearing on the ballot in Wisconsin because he filed his paperwork late, a further two states have returned verdicts on whether he can be named on the voting slip in November.