Jul 8 2013
After mocking Christians for most of her career, Madonna might get to experience what happens to people who insult Islam…Inshallah (‘God Willing’).
Independent i.e. (h/t LaH) The Queen of Pop is at it again. Madonna loves touting a gun or wearing fishnets and spandex at an age when most of us prefer to cover up. But her latest outfit is more controversial still. She has been pictured wearing a chainmail mask resembling a niqab – a face veil worn by Muslim women.
The star posted a photo from her forthcoming photoshoot with Harper’s Bazaar magazine on Instagram and Facebook, accompanied by the words: “The Revolution of Love is on…Inshallah [Arabic for ‘God willing’].”
Some fans have interpreted the chainmail mask as a message of empowerment to women, but one Instagram user said: “You think this message is empowering to women?…If this was a woman who really wanted to empower other females she could do this in many other ways…When did gagging women make them feel good?”