Playboy Magazine, once famous for soft porn, has changed things around quite a bit. The magazine's October "Renegade" edition is a great example, featuring a Muslim hijabi woman for the very first time.
Noor Tagouri, an American journalist, will appear in Playboy magazine's October issue wearing a hijab. The series focuses on men and women "who risked it all — even their lives — to do what they love."
22-year-old Tagouri works as a journalist for a video news network, Newsy, and the publication describes her as "a badass activist".
She aims to become the first "hijabi" anchor on commercial U.S. television, she believe her struggles as a Muslim woman growing up in the United States have helped her to a great extent throughout her career.
Being a Muslim does not stop her from pursuing her dreams — neither does her hijab.
‘‘I've dreamt of being a reporter since I was 8 years old and I decided to still stick by that dream — with my hijab on!’’ she said.
Tagouri has a whooping social media fan base of more than 100,000 followers. She first got attention through the #LetNoorShine campaign back in 2012, where she inspired others to let their own light shine.
A Muslimi hijabi woman being featured in a magazine of scandalous fame has gained both praise and criticism to the journalist. Many think the magazine as a tool to objectify women, and can’t take a hijabi on the cover as a result.
An article in an online magazine, The Muslim Vibe, reads:
"Playboy is synonymous with pornography. It has been at the forefront of the objectification, sexualization and commodification of women for decades and just because they've softened their image, it doesn't mean we can begin to engage with the platform and jump on board."
People on Twitter have differing opinions:
i'm sorry but you being okay with a hijabi woman in playboy bc you wanna be 'woke' is not only an islamic issue, but feminist issue as well.— anwaa!aar (@anwxar) September 26, 2016
If ya'll are praising a hijabi woman on playboy Magazine then you need to check yourself tbh, it is sad to even think of, we have a problem.— Fik-shun (@Fahd_kareem) September 25, 2016
A hijabi woman will "grace" the cover of Playboy magazine which gratifies women as sexual objects.— Abdus Samad ???????? (@itsabdiofficial) September 25, 2016
Men who are anti-woman every other day of the week frothing at the mouth that a hijabi was interviewed in Playboy, an 'anti-woman' mag.— Majda (@MajdaAJ) September 24, 2016
I don't care what you think or say tbh,as a Muslim woman who wears the hijab...I'm allowed to feel weird about a Muslim hijabi on Playboy ??— ? (@missanisah_) September 24, 2016