Khloe's Niqab Sets Off a Storm

Khloe Kardashian set off an Internet firestorm Tuesday, when she posted an Instagram photo of herself wearing a niqab, or veil that covers the face. Fierce accusations of “gross” and “cultural appropriation” ensued. In some places, such a headscarf is banned entirely. France prohibits women from wearing the niqab in public, arguing people's faces should not be obscured. Towns across the EU have followed suit.
Critics say such bans inhibit freedom of religion and expression, not to mention further misconceptions and distrust around the wearers.