Netizens from Pakistan and worldwide believe the Taliban have heavily inspired the dressing celebrities attending the MET Gala on Twitter.
Several Twitter users likened the dressing of Kim Kardashian to the recent picture of Afghan women covered in hijab, released on social media.
Taliban sending their woman in met gala?????? pic.twitter.com/3rpE8sdHdr
— Gunjan Tripathi 🇮🇳 (@grlgonemadlolno) September 14, 2021
Kim Kardashian covered herself in black from top to bottom. She wore a Balenciaga bodysuit or sweatsuit. She even covered her face to the extent that she was unidentifiable. Some social media users posted that this is not even Kim Kardashian but someone else. “I bet this isn’t even Kim Kardashian,” the tweet read. “Kim’s at home in her pajamas eating pizza.”
Memes and comments took over social media comparing her to hijab-clad Afghan women.
“I’m sorry but Kim’s Met Gala look is giving me pro-Taliban women energy,” wrote one social media user.
“JCS and ODNI scramble as Taliban conquers the Met Gala — Pakistan denies involvement,” wrote another social media user. Meanwhile, a score of Pakistanis has criticized the event and celebrities for inappropriate dressing.
Taliban inspiring Hollywood women?
Singer also posted hilarious comments on singer Rihanna who also appeared in a black dress on the red carpet of the event. Social media users believe the dressing of celebrities is inspired by a strict dress code mandated by the Taliban government for Afghan women.
Afghan women on the other hand have been running a social media campaign against the restrictions imposed by the Taliban. Female social media users are posting their images dressed up in colorful traditional Afghan dresses under the #DoNotTouchMyClothes.
Given that the Taliban have imposed an almost identical black full face and body covering on women in Afghanistan, @KimKardashian’s choice of outfit for the Met Gala is incredibly crass. https://t.co/QFGSbQ5uhk
— Shabnam Nasimi (@NasimiShabnam) September 14, 2021
— Budweisserrr (@Budweisserrr) September 14, 2021
Taliban had ordered the segregation of male and female students in educational institutions. They have instructed the female teachers, students, and employees to wear hijab following Islamic law.
Last week, pictures and videos of women dressed in hijab marching in favor of the Taliban had emerged on social media. Picture of fully-covered women in hijab, raising flags of Taliban had gone viral on social media. This ensued a widespread social media campaign in which women shared their pictures dressed in the traditional, brightly-colored Afghan dresses.