The city of Paris and many Muslims became furious yesterday over supermodel Gisele Bundchen's wearing of a burqa as a disguise, so she could slip in and out of a Parisian plastic surgery clinic, the Page Six website reports today (July 30, 2015).
Bundchen and her younger sister wore the traditional Muslim clothing -- during the holy month of Ramadan -- so the supermodel could have secret work done on her eyes and her breasts, which she felt had sagged due to her two pregnancies.
It is illegal for a woman to wear a burqa in public in France, as a result of a law passed in 2010, in an effort to prevent terrorists from hiding their faces.
A clerk at Islam Fashion in Astoria called Bundchen's stunt "disrespectful to Islam." Shazia Raheel, 40, said, "This is a religious garment. It is not so you can hide when you're going for a doctor's appointment."