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Noor Tagouri Misidentified in Vogue Magazine

by in World on 17th January, 2019

In a recent print copy of Vogue, a fashion edit which featured with Noor Tagouri, the journalist and activist contained a mistake, she was misrepresented as Noor Bukhari, an art director, and model of Pakistani origin. Tagouri’s initial disappointment and reaction were recorded at the time and shared on social media.

Tagouri shares with her 66k Twitter followers that “Misrepresentation and misidentification is a constant problem if you are Muslim in America. And as much as I work to fight this, there are moments like this where I feel defeated.” Her management also contacted Vogue to alert them to the mistake immediately.

It’s also not the first time this has happened to Tagouri,  her picture was mistakenly attached to an online news story about the widow of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen which put her in the line for abuse and threats from the public. The shooters widow did not wear hijab at the time either.

Vogue has issued a public apology today to Tagouri and addressed the wider issue of “misrepresentation in the media of non-white subjects. “

Her loyal supporters have also expressed disappointment at the misrepresentation.

Selina Bakkar

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