Michelle Obama is use to being applauded for ever chic outfit she pulls off — but during her recent trip to Saudi Arabia, she was criticized for what she chose to wear (and what she chose NOT to wear).
During her time in Saudi Arabia, Michelle Obama, 50, opted for a rather “colorful” outfit and she chose not to wear a head covering. Her fashion decisions got her into a bit of hot water — find out what was being said about her on Twitter!
Michelle Obama’s Saudi Arabia Visit — Criticized For Not Covering Her Head
Saudi women are ordered to follow a strict dress code in public with their face and hair covered. After Michelle stepped out in public, more than 1,500 tweets using the hashtag #ميشيل_أوباما_سفور (#Michelle_Obama_unveiled) were posted online.
Americans Support Michelle’s Decision
While Saudis were not too happy with Michelle’s decision, many Americans also took to Twitter — but they supported her!
— Brioni’s Boutique (@BrionisBoutique) January 28, 2015
Wow. Michelle Obama’s unspoken statement in Saudi Arabia is actually a pretty big deal. I can only pray it does good for global equality.
— Connor Gooding (@cgoods94) January 28, 2015
Well done Michelle Obama for not lowering your standards in that misogynist state of Saudi Arabia. Nice hair, so show it! — Duncan (@Duncan_Leeds) January 28, 2015
Woman should not be forcefully confined to a full body attire and neither does Michelle Obama even if she’s visiting Saudi Arabia — Austin McDougal (@Austinarm26) January 28, 2015
HollywoodLifers, do you support Michelle’s decision? Let us know in the comments below!
— Shira Benozilio