Muslim woman to appear in Playboy in a hijab

CNN  — 

Muslim-American journalist Noor Tagouri will appear in Playboy magazine’s October issue wearing a hijab, a decision that has elicited praise in some quarters and provoked condemnation in others.

She’ll appear alongside a sex activist, a comedian and novelist as part of the magazine’s “Renegade” series, which highlights people who have “risked it all – even their lives – to do what they love.”

Earlier this year, Playboy enacted several changes, the biggest of which was to do away with fully nude photos.

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Tagouri, a 22-year-old journalist who reports for Newsy, appears in the issue clad in black jeans, Converse sneakers, a leather jacket and of course, her head covered.

But that hasn’t stopped her from coming under withering criticism online.

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“I don’t read or pay attention to any of it,” she told the magazine about the backlash. “It’s just negative energy and unhealthy.”

You can read the feature here.