Cardi B's Paris Fashion Week outfit is being called out for double standards
30 September 2019, 12:06 | Updated: 30 September 2019, 14:43
In France it’s currently illegal for Muslim women to cover their faces in public.
Cardi B served up a variety of bold lewks for Paris Fashion Week – but nothing quite like her Richard Quinn outfit. The 'Press' rapper rocked the British designer's floral creation from head-to-toe…literally.
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From her heels to her gloves, Cardi's entire body was covered in bright, patterned fabric, including her face. In true Cardi fashion, she caused a commotion as she strutted down the street in front of the Eiffel Tower, whilst the paparazzi tried to take pictures of her.
"I heard you bitches were missing me at Fashion Week New York," she said in a video posted on her Instagram page. "I'm here to serve it to you motherfuckers and serve it to you cold."
She added: "You bitches could really never. Make sure a car don't hit me, 'cause a bitch can’t see."
Although Cardi appeared to be just innocently rocking her designer of choice, some saw a huge problem with her ensemble – it's actually illegal to wear a full face covering in public in France.
How they going to understand it when they don’t even understand me #PARISFASHIONWEEK pic.twitter.com/5SdNH78pt2— iamcardib (@iamcardib) September 29, 2019
France was the first European country to impose the ban in April 2011 and the law was criticised for being anti-Muslim. The law was imposed so that anyone could be clearly identified, which meant Muslim women could no longer wear the burka (a veil that covers the face and body) or niqab (a veil that covers the entire face but shows the eyes in public. If you break the law you can end up with a fine of up to €150. You may also have to participate in citizenship education.
Some fans complained that it was a double standard for Cardi to be able to cover her face in public for fashion, while Muslim women are penalised for it.
It is punishable by law for a Muslim woman to wear a niqab in France. https://t.co/Q31BvuJmZQ— myesha thee stallion (@myeshachou) September 29, 2019
Gwaarrrn @iamcardib!! I hope this reminds people that Niqabs are banned in public places in France & come with a fine of up to €150. https://t.co/SGlGRRVTnb— Nathalie Emmanuel (@missnemmanuel) September 29, 2019
You know who can't cover it all up in Paris?— Mαrωα 🥀 (@MarwaBalkar) September 29, 2019
"Cardi B covered it all up in Paris" https://t.co/00llK2qO7R
Cardi B can wear this in Paris but Muslim women aren't allowed to wear the Niqab? Double standards. pic.twitter.com/qfAWC0u1DB— HumayraE (@humayra_esat) September 29, 2019
Soooo is anyone in France going to raise security concerns about Cardi B fully covering herself, or does that argument only apply to Muslim women in niqab? 🤔 https://t.co/LpWEsxsykK— ﺗﻘﻮﻯ (@taqwamuhsina) September 28, 2019
So it’s illegal for Muslim women to wear the niqab in France, but when Cardi B dresses in a “head to toe” outfit for Paris fashion week it’s celebrated ?? Make it make sense https://t.co/2zH8WsK4Ks— Kirsty (@kirstyleanned) September 29, 2019
I saw this picture of Cardi B outfit in Paris where she was fully covered head to toe. So France has no issue with someone choosing to cover up for fashion purposes but when a Woman chooses to cover with a Hijab or Niqab - France, a supposedly Liberal society bans them?🤔— AKP (@AkPoliticking) September 28, 2019