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Saudis Upset At First Lady Michelle Obama For Leaving Her Head Uncovered

First Lady Michelle Obama caused a bit of a stir by arriving in Riyadh today and not covering her head.
Saudis Upset At First Lady Michelle Obama For Leaving Her Head Uncovered
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At least the Saudis on twitter and the rest of the internet. Officials did not blur her image on state tv as rumored though. That part was a hoax.

via Ahram

When Michelle Obama joined US President Barack Obama on his visit to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, many Saudis on Twitter focused on the fact that she was not wearing a headscarf rather than the outcome of the diplomatic visit.

The couple were visiting to offer condolences after the death of the late King Abdullah, and strengthen US ties with his successor King Salman. Members of the US delegation crossed party lines and included former Bush-era officials, according to AFP.

On Twitter, Saudis launched the hashtag #Michelle_Obama_NotVeiled in criticism of the first lady for not covering her hair.

In contrast to Saudi women, who are required to dress head-to-toe in black, Michelle Obama wore dark slacks and a blue top with her hair uncovered, reported AFP.


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