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Defying Odds – Muslim Women Wearing Hijab To Feature In Playboy For The First Time

For the first time in history, Muslim Women Wearing Hijab To Feature In Playboy.

Playboy magazine, famous for its hot bunnies and soft porn, for the first time is featuring a Muslim woman wearing a hijab, in a spread that is drawing both praise and criticism.

Muslim Women Wearing Hijab To Feature In Playboy

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American journalist Noor Tagouri 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”.

Muslim Women Wearing Hijab To Feature In Playboy

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.

I was like, ‘Hey, I know what it’s like to be misrepresented in the media. I won’t do that to you. I want to tell your story because it’s important and deserves justice’.

Tagouri, who has a social media following of more than 100,000, first gained attention after launching the viral #LetNoorShine campaign in 2012.

Muslim Women Wearing Hijab To Feature In Playboy

Her appearance in therevamped Playboy is being hailed by many as a breakthrough, but others have hit out at the young woman.

“Playboy is synonymous with pornography,” read an article in The Muslim Vibe, an online magazine.

 “It has been at the forefront of the objectification, sexualisation and commodification of women for decades and just because they’ve softened their image, it doesn’t mean we can begin to engage with the platform and jump on board.”
She said she did not pay attention to criticism, and surrounded herself with people who had her best interests at heart.

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