French Artist Draws ‘Fashionable’ Explosive Belt for Muslim Women

Hijab = terrorism?

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The Dolce and Gabbana cartoon that Plantu is receiving criticism for. (Photo: Plantu’s <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Plantu.page.officielle/">Facebook</a> Page)

Jean Plantureux, a French cartoonist, who goes by the professional name Plantu, has been involved in many controversies. Recently, a drawing published by Plantu on his blog, Twitter and Facebook didn’t settle well with viewers.

The cartoonist, who works at the daily newspaper La Monde, targets Dolce and Gabbana’s recent venture of introducing Hijabs and Abayas in their collection.

Dolce & Gabbana's Abaya and hijab collection 😍#fashion #marieclairemy @dolcegabbana

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Using that as a platform, he titled his drawing, Dolce & Gabbana Launches a New Collection of Hijabs.

The cartoon shows two women wearing hijabs, a traditional requirement for a Muslim woman’s attire. One of the women is wearing an explosives belt asking:

When will the fashion belt be out?

Viewers and admirers of the controversial cartoonist, who focuses primarily on world politics, definitely didn’t take it well. Here is how Twitter and Facebook users reacted. The tweet below says Plantu’s cartoon, this time, is ‘indefensible.’

(Photo courtesy: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Plantu.page.officielle/photos_stream">Facebook</a> screengrab)
(Photo courtesy: Facebook screengrab)

‘Great, at a time of great religious tensions, let’s show a veiled woman as a suicide bomber. Progress!’

(Photo courtesy: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Plantu.page.officielle/photos_stream">Facebook</a> screengrab)
(Photo courtesy: Facebook screengrab)

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