American Model Criticized for “Niqab Selfie”
LOS ANGELES – Khloe Kardashian, an American model and actress, has been accused of “cultural appropriation” for sharing an image of herself wearing a traditional Muslim veil known as the niqab with the caption “Habibi love”.
The super star posted the image while in Dubai, where many women dress conservatively but wearing a full-face veil is not compulsory. The caption ‘Habibi’ roughly translates as “my love” in Arabic.
The word “Habibi”is an Arabic term meaning “my baby” or “my darling
Khloe shared the photo on both Twitter and Instagram.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.