This Hajibi News Anchor Is Appearing in Playboy To Mixed Opinions
When the first hijabi news anchor on mainstream US television announced she has posed for the latest issue of Playboy she probably expected to get varying feedback on the decision. And that's exactly what Noor Tagouri got.
The Libyan American features as part of the October issue's Renegades of 2016 feature and she deserves the accolade after her campaign to be the first presenter donning Muslim clothing on air.
She wrote alongside a snap from the magazine: "It's here! I'm honored to share that @Playboy has named me a 2016#Renegade and has featured me in their piece!!"
Posing in front of the USA flag and wearing a baseball cap over her headscarf in another, the host teased a quote about herself from the article too.
"She provokes the sort of confusion we could use right now, in part by making a surprisingly bold case for modesty," they write. It comes after the publication moved away from sharing nude images on their website and in print, finally parting with the image they are known for in 2015.
Speaking of Noor and the other people in their feature, they write: "They've risked it all – even their lives – to do what they love, showing us what can be accomplished if we break the rules."
Some social media users think that Noor is doing a great thing by appearing fully-clothed in the publication and promoting Islam to an audience that may not otherwise be exposed to it in this way. However others think it was the wrong choice, given Playboy's history.
nice! congrats noor!— Dave “Dave Smith” Smith (@redletterdave) September 22, 2016
. @NTagouri you really shouldn't feel honored to be featured in a magazine that profits from objectifying women.— Zee (@zeerawi) September 24, 2016
What an inspiring interview! Would love to have you in Norway some time— Muniba Ahmad (@MunibaAhm) September 23, 2016
at first was confused but when I read the article it made sense & I get it,challenging stereotypes,whole new audience,wow— shinydoc (@irishayesha) September 24, 2016
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