By Nahla Bendefaa
Rabat – Over the past few days, the Facebook page of Moroccan-Swedish blogger and fashion model Kenza Zouiten has received many of negative comments about her Ramadan habits.
Zouiten, who was born to a Moroccan father and Swedish mother, is the owner of one of the most read blogs in Sweden. During the month of Ramadan, she continued posting pictures of her meals on her Instagram and Facebook page. Due to the posts, she has garnered much unwanted attention.
Some of the 145,000 people following Kenza Zouiten on Facebook felt like she should be held to the same standards as Muslim Moroccans because of the fact that she is half Moroccan. The young model, who is currently on vacation in Ibiza, took to Facebook to express her frustration on June 22.
As stated by the model herself, she was raised by her mother, primarily in Sweden. She only lived with her father in Morocco between the ages of two and six. In her post, Kenza Zouiten made sure to differentiate between her Moroccan cultural heritage and her faith – which seems to be the main causes of the backlash.
Despite the numerous negative comments on the page pushing Kenza Zouiten to react, it is easy to see that some people see beyond her belief system. Although expressed differently, there still are people making a call for tolerance and mutual understanding.