Khloe Kardashian accused of 'cultural appropriation' for niqab selfie

Published: May 28, 2015
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PHOTO: INSTAGRAM

PHOTO: INSTAGRAM

Social media was unforgiving towards Khloe Kardashian, accusing her of ‘cultural appropriation’ after the reality television star shared an image of herself supporting a niqab — a traditional Muslim veil.

The image shared on Instagram showed a close up of Khloe’s eyes with her head and face veiled during her recent visit to Dubai. Shecaptioned the image “Habbi love”.

Habibi Love

A photo posted by Khloé (@khloekardashian) on

The photo sparked debate on Twitter. While many claimed it was disrespectful to Islam, others questioned why she wasn’t receiving the same judgment as other women who wear niqabs face.

Some even questioned why Khloe wasn’t judged for wearing a niqab like Muslim women are:

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Shaq
    May 28, 2015 - 6:03PM

    Get a lifeRecommend

  • Xyz
    May 28, 2015 - 11:55PM

    Very very silly. It’s just a picture of her …. Whatever she may wear and for whatever reason she may wear it…. Why make a big religion issue out of it.

    As for the judgment part…. It’s one time versus all the time …. where latter leads to the concern related to oppression, isolation, false sense of modesty or superiority.Recommend

  • Dubya
    May 29, 2015 - 8:55AM

    So Muslim girls who are wearing western outfits should be ?????Recommend

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