First Muslim woman in hijab to appear in Playboy magazine

30 September 2016 / 7 months 3 weeks ago

Noor Tagouri, 22, is a journalist reporter who aspires to become the first "hijabi" anchor on commercial US television. Photo: Instagram

For its October issue, Playboy magazine, which was once famous for bunnies and soft porn, is featuring its first Muslim lady wearing a hijab that shows men and women "who risked it all - even their lives - to do what they love",

"I know what it's like to have the narrative of our community be skewed and exploited in the media," said Tagouri. 

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According to AsiaOne, though Playboy did away with nudity to cater to a wider audience, Tagouri’s appearance in the revamped Playboy has received its fair share of criticism.

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

Blogger Nishaat Ismail also questioned in an opinion column the wisdom of Tagouri associating with an institution "based on the objectification of women."

After launching the viral #LetNoorShine campaign in 2012, Tagouri has since garnered more than 169,000 followers on Instagram.

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