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People Are Angry After A Cartoonist Drew A Muslim Woman Calling A Suicide Belt "Fashion"

"When will this fashion belt be out?"

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In the drawing, which was also published on Twitter and Facebook, are two women wearing hijabs. One of them is wearing an explosives belt and is asking, "When will the fashion belt be out?"

DOLCE & GABBANA lance une collection de hidjabs.

Plantu is referring to the line of hijabs and abayas launched by the Italian luxury brand aimed at Muslim women.


The drawings quickly enraged several internet users, who were outraged to see Plantu associate the veil, and therefore Islam, with terrorism.

@plantu wahouuuuuu, amalgame party, islamophobie party! C'est pas bientot fini?????

Angry Twitter users said that the cartoonist had "gone too far this time."

Hidjab = terrorisme ? Plantu est indéfendable sur ce coup.

"Great, at a time of great religious tensions, let's show a veiled woman as a suicide bomber. Progress!" one person wrote.

@Vl0z @plantu magnifique à l'heure des tensions religieuses et des amalgames de présenter une femme voilée comme une kamikaze.. On avance..


Others have claimed that the drawing is racist.

Allez, Plantu dégaine un dessin raciste plus vite que son ombre. 😭 #RossignolDemission

"It's not even funny," one person said in part.

C'est même pas drôle, c'est raciste premier degré, un "dessin" qui ne sert a rien.. #Poubelle

Assma Maad est journaliste chez BuzzFeed News France et travaille depuis Paris.

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Stephanie McNeal is a social news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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