American journarecord Noor Tagouri seems within the magazine’s October “Renegades” edition
Noor Tagouri. PHOTO: MERCURY
LOS ANGELES: Playboy journal, as soon as well-known for bunnies and smooth porn, for the primary time is that includes a Muslim lady sporting a hijab, in a diffusion that’s drawing each reward and criticism.
American journalist Noor Tagouri seems within the journal’s October “Renegades” version, a collection that focuses on women and men “who risked all of it — even their lives — to do what they love.”
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The 22-yr-previous journalist who works as a reporter for Newsy, a video information community, is featured sporting a black leather-based jacket, denims, sneakers and a hijab, or headband, within the publication that describes her as “a badass activist.”
Tagouri, who’s of Libyan descent and whose aim is to turn into the primary “hijabi” anchor on business US tv, says that her struggles as a Muslim lady rising up in the USA have helped her transfer forward in her profession.
“I do know what it’s wish to have the narrative of our group be skewed and exploited within the media,” she informed Playboy, which did away with nudity earlier this yr because it sought to attraction to a wider viewers.
“I used to be like, ‘Hey, I do know what it’s wish to be misrepresented within the media. I gained’t do this to you. I need to inform your story as a result of it’s essential and deserves justice.’”
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Tagouri, who has a social media following of greater than one hundred,000, first gained consideration after launching the viral #LetNoorShine marketing campaign in 2012.
Her look within the revamped Playboy is being hailed by many as a breakthrough, however others have hit out on the younger lady.
“Playboy is synonymous with pornography,” learn an article in The Muslim Vibe, an internet journal.
“It has been on the forefront of the objectification, sexualisation and commodification of girls for many years and simply because they’ve softened their picture, it doesn’t imply we will start to interact with the platform and leap on board.”
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Blogger Nishaat Ismail additionally questioned in an opinion column the knowledge of Tagouri associating with an establishment “based mostly on the objectification of girls.”
“Are the voices of girls — and particularly Muslim ladies — buried so deep underneath the cries of those that declare to talk on our behalf that our solely obtainable response is (to) contain ourselves with Playboy, a magazine that has solely existed for the previous sixty three years for males to gawp on the our bodies of half-bare ladies?” wrote Nishaat.
“Is that this actually how we reclaim our personal narrative?”
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