Armeena claps back at former foreign secy for calling Burqa-clad women ‘letterboxes’

Pakistani drama actor Armeena Khan has clapped back at former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson for calling Burqa-clad woman letterboxes.


Earlier this week, Johnson wrote in a coloumn in Monday’s Daily Telegraph newspaper that full-face veils should not be banned in Denmark but added he found it “absolutely ridiculous” that women choose to “go around looking like letter boxes”, and also compared them to “bank robbers”.

The Janaan-fame actor took to social media expressed her disappointment over Johnson’s remarks and said that its upon women to wear whatever they feel comfortable in and this is what “host culture” preaches.

“Yet another privileged middle-aged bloke telling women what they can and can’t wear. If a woman wants to wear a burqa, it’s her right Mr Boris Johnson. It is her RIGHT to choose which goes hand in hand with British values,” wrote the Pakistani-Canadian star.

“If a woman wants to wear a short dress, it is her right and freedom to do so. If a woman wants to wear a burqa it is her right to do so. I will defend the basic principle which is the right to choose,” added the Janaan actor.

Johnson remarks drew criticism from Muslim groups and fellow politicians worldwide.

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May said, “I think Boris Johnson used language in describing people’s appearance that has obviously caused offence. It was the wrong language to use. He should not have used it.” and also suggest him to apologise for her derogatory remarks.


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