Canadian reporter tweets about Muslim women buying lingerie. Ummm... okay, but why?

Yes, Muslim women wear and shop for lingerie. So?

Sarwat Fatima Sarwat Fatima Aug 11, 2017
What's so unique about Muslim women buying lingerie? Photo: Reuters


There are a lot of misconceptions about Muslim women. Some stem from genuine inquisitiveness, whereas some are downright ridiculous. So, when a Canadian reporter took to Twitter to tweet about hijab-clad Muslim women buying lingerie at Victoria's Secret, users had a field day mocking him.

According to a report published in BBC News, radio business reporter, Michael Kane, tweeted an observation he made outside a lingerie shop in a shopping mall in Toronto, Canada. "I'm just a reporter: saw two modestly-dressed women with religious headgear come out of Victoria's Secret store in the Eaton Centre," he wrote.

Soon after, Twitterati took his case and mocked him for writing the insane post. Really--what's so unique about Muslim women buying underwear that it deserves a social media update? In fact, what's religion got to do with anything here? Need for essential undergarments stretches beyond the periphery of religious barricades. And people took it upon themselves to point it out.

"They then proceeded to the Food Court and reportedly consumed a substance known as FroYo. Please alert the authorities," one user mocked Kane.

"Muslim women buying underwear? This is reprehensible! Where is the Muslim patrol when you need them?" commented another.

Well, our favourite was: "You seem confused. Muslim women wearing underwear of any kind IS NOT NEWS, is not making anyone uneasy. Your creepy as observations are."

"Kane responded to some of the replies after he was inundated by the online reaction. To one Twitter user he replied, "Your thoughts are to be respected. But you read too much into mine. I observe. Do not judge. I suggest people do not judge". He argued that he was highlighting and celebrating what he described as Canada's diversity," states a report published in BBC.

Though, after he continued to receive flak, Kane deleted his tweet to escape the wrath of Twitterati.

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