Popular soft porn magazine has drawn great criticism as it features for the first time a Muslim woman wearing hijab.
For the first time in its history, Playboy magazine synonymous with pornography is featuring a Muslim woman wearing a hijab. This has drawn harsh criticism from people and praise from others.
The woman being featured is an American journalist Noor Tagouri. She appears in the magazine’s October “Renegades” edition, a series that focuses on men and women “who risked it all — even their lives — to do what they love.”
The 22-year-old journalist who works as a reporter for Newsy, a video news network, is featured wearing a black leather jacket, jeans, sneakers and a hijab, or headscarf, in the publication that describes her as “a badass activist.”
Tagouri, who is of Libyan descent and whose goal is to become the first “hijabi” anchor on commercial US television, says that her struggles as a Muslim woman growing up in the United States have helped her move ahead in her career.
“I know what it’s like to have the narrative of our community be skewed and exploited in the media,” she told Playboy, which did away with nudity earlier this year as it sought to appeal to a wider audience.