Khloe Kardashian has been accused of "cultural appropriation" for sharing an image of herself wearing a traditional Muslim veil known as the niqab with the caption “Habbi love”.
The Keeping up with the Kardashians reality TV star posted the image while in Dubai, where many women dress conservatively but wearing a full-face veil is not compulsory. The caption ‘Habbi’ roughly translates as “my love” in Arabic.
The photo sparked a fierce debate on Twitter over her decision to wear the niqab, with many arguing that the move was disrespectful to Islam.
Someone slap the cultural appropriation out of Khloe Kardashian for making the niqab into a fashion statement.; cherie. (@vanillarie) May 26, 2015
If she was in Dubai and had to cover herself..why doesn't she say that. Does she have to IG the shit like it's fashion? Idgi; Vintage Honey (@thesoulasylum) May 26, 2015
@platinumhalsey and like the general idea of it is just extremely rude- to me, as a muslim. My mum gets told the most insensitive racial-; Hend (@hendyasser__) May 26, 2015
Amusing how everyone is okay with khloe kardashian wearing a niqab but when muslim women do it they're constantly abused and judged for it; tris!!! (@feministit) May 26, 2015
Muslims defending Khloe Kardashian saying "she is in a Muslim country" wyd?? You know she isn't respecting our religion?? Like...stop.; 90s hot mom (@mariam_abdulle) May 26, 2015
Khloe Kardashian has gotten beyond embarrassing now. She needs to go educate herself. Muslim women don't wear the Niqab to look fashionable.; (@beautyinallah) May 26, 2015
Khloe came under fire last year for posting a picture of herself wearing a Native American headdress at a party for Kim Kardashian’s daughter.
She also faced a backlash in March for posting a picture of herself dressed as a cat and her two male friends wearing Keffiyeh, a traditional Middle Eastern headdress, alongside the caption "Sheik Pussy".Reuse content