“It’s the same thing she’s been doing for 40 years: shameless attention-seeking,” said Piers Morgan.
Rabat – 60-year-old pop culture icon, Madonna, is making headlines after wearing a niqab through JFK airport in New York, with speculation flying on social media as to why.
The singer paired the niqab with a lace-trimmed New York Yankees jacket, black tracksuit bottoms, and designer sandals. She finished the outfit off with dark sunglasses to completely hide her face.
FFS. Madonna’s gone nuts.
I’ll have to do a column on this. pic.twitter.com/tCDyD1SfpF
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 9, 2019
As she reached a security checkpoint in the New York airport, Madonna removed the niqab to pass through, revealing her face and a grey T-shirt underneath.
Some called speculated whether Madonna choosing to wear the burqa was simply a publicity stunt, with English journalist and television personality Piers Morgan, known for his controversial views, publishing a particularly scathing criticism in the Daily Mail.
Morgan claimed that the outfit choice did not spur “from any desire for anonymity but from a craven desire to be spotted.”
“It’s the same thing she’s been doing for 40 years: shameless attention-seeking,” the British critic added. Piers Morgan also called the act “grossly offensive,” asking why the artist was “mocking Muslims in this manner?”
Some Twitter users speculated that Madonna used the outfit to cover up plastic surgery, due to “one botox too many” and was just “using other cultures for her convenience.”
One botox too far
— Craig Hutton (@Hutton34) May 9, 2019
Obviously had surgery and using other cultures for her convenience.
— Andy P (@Lindsayboyce3) May 9, 2019
Madonna made headlines in Morocco in August 2018 when she decided to spend her 60th birthday in Marrakech. During the festivities, the icon donned traditional Amazigh headwear and clothing. She posted the look to Instagram, calling herself the “BerberQueen.”
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