Vogue France has made it to headlines after it was criticized for glorifying Julia Fox’s headscarf amidst the ban on hijab in France for Muslim women.
Many have deemed this as hypocritical behavior by the publication who praised the headpiece of the model, yet, not call upon the state which banned the same piece of cloth for Muslim women. This has negatively impacted Muslim women as they are not given the freedom of choice to practice their beliefs.
With a picture of Julia Fox donning an all-black outfit paired with a headscarf and sunglasses, the caption that has now been deleted read: “Yes to the headscarf!”
Internet Users are also calling out the publication for its hypocrisy:
Pakistani writer, columnist, and blogger wrote on Twitter, “Oui to the headscarf, non to the hijab. France never ceases to perplex me.”
Oui to the headscarf, non to the hijab. France never ceases to perplex me. https://t.co/4eOTwInGyX
— Bina Shah (@BinaShah) January 31, 2022
Furvah Shah on Twitter wrote, “This is a frustratingly tone-deaf take that is ignorant to the fact that Muslim women have been banned from wearing their hijabs in work, sports, and beyond in France.”
In a since edited post, Vogue France shared this photo of Julia Fox with the caption “yes to the headscarf!”.
This is a frustratingly tone-deaf take that is ignorant to the fact that Muslim women have been banned from wearing their hijabs in work, sports and beyond in France… pic.twitter.com/y70DpHeDIq
— Furvah Shah (@FurvahS) January 29, 2022
Just more evidence that the hijab ban is an attack on Muslim women's right to choose not some faux liberating policy🤦🏽♀️ https://t.co/PS8i87RuYK
— HOPE not hate (@hopenothate) February 1, 2022
“..all Muslim girls and women in France are on the verge of being banned from sports, and racialized Muslim women continue to be targeted for choosing to wear hijab”.
Frânchement. @VogueFrance out here celebrating a headscarf on Julia Fox while all Muslim girls and women in France are on the verge of being banned from sports, and racialized Muslim women continue to be targeted for choosing to wear hijab. https://t.co/bgooFrGPUv
— Shireen Ahmed (@_shireenahmed_) January 30, 2022
So Vogue France only wants to see a White woman in a head scarf. Not Muslim women. SMH!!!! https://t.co/2oMKq0AGZR
— Cliff W (@CliffW08950229) February 1, 2022
Another Twitter user wrote, “The audacity of Vogue France to say yes to the headscarf! And then change the IG caption after being called out.. they’re trying to give us hallucinations”.
The audacity of Vogue France to say yes to the headscarf! And then change the IG caption after being called out…They’re trying to give us hallucinations.
— Najma Sharif (@overdramatique) January 29, 2022
“So a white woman wearing a headscarf for fashion gets “Yes to the headscarf,” wrote a user.
So a white woman wearing a headscarf for fashion gets "Yes to the headscarf"
But a Muslim woman wearing a headscarf for her beliefs gets discrimination and a ban
Great job France, leading the way in Islamophobia 👏🏽 https://t.co/IGe8ZALXbw
— Areej AbuAli (@areej_abuali) January 30, 2022
In 2020, Muslim countries boycotted French products throughout the globe after the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, defended illustrations of Mohammad (PBUH) in a French magazine. The French President backed Prophet PBUH’s blasphemous cartoons to be republished in a weekly satirical French magazine called Charlie Hebdo.
The government justified the decision as ‘freedom of speech.’ This decision subsequently provoked outbursts in Muslim communities worldwide. In Muslim societies, depictions of the Prophet are considered offensive.
Muslim Countries Call for a Complete Boycott of French Products. Read the full story here:
Muslim countries are calling out for a complete boycott of french products after the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, on Sunday defended his stance in a tweet that read, “We will not give in, ever.” Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordon, and Qatar, have joined the boycott, whereas Qatar and Kuwait have already removed all french products from the markets.
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