— فــّــواز الوايلي 🍃 (@1__shadw) July 16, 2017
Traditionally, women in Saudi Arabia wear a loose-fitting cloak such as an abaya, plus head and face coverings (a hijab and a niqab) in public. And after a video surfaced of a lady, who appeared to be in the Kingdom's Ushayqir village, in a skirt falling above the knees and a top revealing her upper midriff, authorities are trying to track her and the video makers down.
In the Tweet below they wrote: "A spokesman of The Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice in Riyadh says: the presidency has observed a video of a girl dressed in immodest clothes and has coordinated with the competent authorities."
— رئاسة الهيئة (@PvGovSa) July 16, 2017
Local publications are reporting that after the clips were originally shared on Snapchat, outraged social media users are calling for her to be punished for not respecting the culture.
On the flip side, people have shown sympathy and praised her for the bold move, pointing out how Melania and Ivanka Trump dressed while visiting the country earlier this year.
— Outside the flock (@6etc6) July 16, 2017
Showing skin isn't wrong
Sexuality isn't wrong
Free expression isn't wrong.
It's the 21st century you idiots.
— ༄ (@SecundaMO) July 17, 2017
Those saying she should be arrested are a disgrace to humanity. You're an embarrassment. Leave the dark ages.
— Aaron Kozak (@KozaktheWinner) July 18, 2017
— Ayah Alkhars (@rollingintheAYA) July 17, 2017
Isn't it shocking that a woman in Saudi Arabia wore season appropriate clothing in the middle of the summer? #مطلوب_محاكمه_مودل_خلود
— Daniel Applebaum (@DanielApplebaum) July 17, 2017
Saudies insane double standards: men can do whatever they want. But women are not allowed to show their legs. LEGS
— ⴽⴰⴷⵉ 🇶🇦 (@amazighgal) July 17, 2017
All those wars and tragedies happening around the world and Saudis are raging over a girl wearing a mini skirt! Lol #مطلوب_محاكمة_مودل_خلود
— Sara Al Abdali (@saralabdali) July 17, 2017
she could do a Bikiniphotoshoot n Dubai but the problem is that no 1 ever will know she's exist soشقيرwas her set
— Eman (@imanalmalki1993) July 16, 2017
She's not the only one to go against Saudi Arabia's conservative ways. Women have vowed to drive cars in the country, which doesn't allow females to get behind the wheel.