Uh oh. Fans are outraged at Khloe after she flaunted a hijab in a new Instagram pic while in Dubai. The ‘KUWTK’ star is being slammed for donning the traditional Muslim garment, which she called ‘habibi love.’
But first, let Khloe Kardashian take a selfie. While the KUWTK star enjoys her time in Dubai, the 30-year-old posted a controversial selfie on May 26, wearing a traditional hijab which most Middle Eastern women wear in accordance to their cultural beliefs. KoKo stirred up some heated reactions from her fans on Instagram, some even calling it “disgustingly offensive.”
Khloe Kardashian Wears Hijab While In Dubai — Offensive?
The photo shows Khloe’s head and neck covered up in the hijab, just allowing us a peek at her gorgeous eyes. A hijab is a garment worn by most Muslim women while out in public in the presence of men. While women who visit the country are not required to wear the modest attire, Khloe’s choice to participate seemingly set fans into a fury over the pic, which she captioned, “Habibi love.” (Note: habibi is the Arabic word for ‘my darling.’) Here are reactions from outraged fans on Instagram.
“Her caption doesn’t make any sense! P.S. Wearing hijab/niqab is for the pious and pure women of Islam!”
“Women getting killed and beaten up for wearing the niqab, but you keep pretending it’s a fashion accessory, the disrespect.”
“This is disgustingly offensive.”
“This woman should not be the role model of anyone especially not for Muslim women.”
“She’s disregarding a cultural/religious symbol by appealing to her own commercial interest.”
A few fans also had Khloe’s back!
“I don’t get how this can be offensive to anyone.”
“i am from dubai :) and i know that she doesn’t have to wear it and we emiraties wear it our selves in a way to make it look fashionable :) plus im a local here and i dont feel offended,” a user explained. Another person wrote, “Its not offensive she is just showing respect. And looking great doing it.”
“Happy birthday @letthelordbewithyou!!!” Khloe wrote. “I can’t believe I have spent the last, what it seems like 100 birthdays with you. You have been such a blessing to our family and at times, such a headache 😝 but I couldn’t imagine life without you as my brother. I love you Lord!!! Bible, you are a pretty cool brother! #TheLordAndTheLady.”
So sweet! You can see Kim and Kourt’s birthday messages to Scott here.
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— Julianne Ishler