Khloe Kardashian is on hot water after she made the headlines wearing the religious ensemble, niqab during her Dubai visit. While we are used to hearing Kardashian Klan creating some controversies due to their exhibitionist nature, this time around, Khloe was under fire as she wrapped her face in the traditional Muslim cloth. She captured a selfie and posted it on her Instagram with the caption, “Habibi Love” which means my baby or my darling love. Khloe Kardashian fashion style wasn’t appreciated by many after she posted the selfie. She received a backlash from the Muslim community saying that her celebrity clothing is inappropriate.
In Arab nations, plenty of women cover up from head to toe in loose garments in observance to their religious belief and cultural customs. Although visitors are not required to take part in the tradition, Khloe went the extra mile and volunteered to participate in the said belief and wore niqab. Her celebrity casual style was met with criticism as many were displeased with her choice. Many disapprove her celebrity fashion and commented on her Instagram post.
“So the family down the street from me gets verbally attacked by the school district for sending their children to school wearing this and you get praises for your eyes,” one comment said.
“Women getting killed and beaten up for wearing the niqab, but you keep pretending it’s a fashion accessory, the disrespect,” another comment shared.
“WHY ARE WHITE PEOPLE SO OBSESSED WITH MOCKING AND APPROPRIATING OTHER PEOPLES RELIGION AND CULTURE,” an infuriated comment read.
While most of the comments are negative and criticized Khloe, there are few who commended her choice of clothing, saying “She’s in Dubai and that’s the appropriate thing to wear.”
Twitter and Instagram haven’t been so kind to the 30-year old Kardashian. As of now, the comments have reached 12,000 and counting. Wearing this traditional clothing for the sake of selfie might be unforgivable but people might have missed out the fact that Khloe is in Dubai. On the contrary, people might get even more mad to see her wearing risqué and flesh-baring ensemble when she visits a mosque.
Wearing niqab isn’t new to the Kardashian klan as Kendall Jenner had posted a selfie wearing a sparkly piece of clothing alongside Gigi Hadid. Point is, the picture didn’t get as much backlash as Khloe did. It was said that Khloe wasn’t wearing the ensemble earlier that day, disproving the basis that she is merely adhering the country’s culture. This leads many to believe that she is just seeking an attention.
This isn’t the first time Khloe and Islam is under hot water. In an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Khloé apologized has screw-up with Muslim employees at the Kardashian family’s DASH boutique. Seeing her Instagram posts, it looks as though the starlet still needs to pass her history and culture class. Or should she enroll in another lesson? What do you think? Is her celebrity clothing in Dubai offensive as netizens commented?