Playboy Set To Feature First Model Wearing A Hijab
Playboy are making history with the announcement that their October issue will include a stunning photoshoot with journalist Noor Tagouri.
The 22-year-old will appear in the famed "lads' mag" wearing jeans and long sleeves, as well as her hijab, for the publication's "Renegades" series.
Ms Tagouri, who works as an on-air presenter for a video news network, said that her eventual goal was to become the first anchor on commercial US television to wear a hijab.
"I know what it's like to have the narrative of our community be skewed and exploited in the media," the West Virginia-native explained to Playboy, before admitting that she had received a "ton of backlash" already from working in the media.
"..she provokes the sort of confusion we could use right now, in part by making a surprisingly bold case for modesty" pic.twitter.com/irmhENSsTv— Noor Tagouri (@NTagouri) September 24, 2016
Opinion on Ms Tagouri's appearance in Playboy, who have moving toward a "no-nude" policy, has been divided; while many have supported her, some questioned the exploitative nature of the feature.
"I don't agree with [her] appearing in a magazine that has unapologetically profited off the sexualisation and objectification of women," read one tweet, while Tooba Warraich defended the "unapologetically Muslim, unapologetically female" spread.
According to ABC News, Ms Tagouri is joined in the Renegades series by sex activist Stoya, novelist Paul Beatty and comedian Ali Wong.