Supermodel Gisele Bundchen is taking heat for reportedly disguising herself in a burqa so she could sneak in and out of a French plastic surgery clinic undetected.
Mrs. Bundchen, wife of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, and her younger sister wore the traditional Muslim clothing in Paris during the holy month of Ramadan, irking devout Muslims and people who support the country’s burqa ban, the New York Post repo
“In the street it is illegal to wear the burqa! It therefore violated French law,” wrote a commentator on the French-language gossip site Public. “A cap and a scarf would have been less conspicuous.”
“She’s not doing it for Islam. This is very bad,” Imam Muhammad Abdullah Kamal Al-Azhari of the Astoria Islamic Center in Queens told the Post. “She’s wearing a holy thing for a bad purpose.”
A clerk at Islam Fashion in Astoria called the stunt “disrespectful to Islam.”
“This is a religious garment. It’s not so you can hide when you’re going for a doctor’s appointment,” Shazia Raheel told the Post.