Barack Obama and wife Michelle visited Saudi Arabia this week to pay their respects to the late Saudi King Abdullah.
However it wasn’t Barack that was making the headlines during the trip. It was actually Michelle, who managed to cause mass outrage on social media.
How? By not wearing a headscarf or veil during their visit. Saudi Arabia is one of the few countries on the planet where women are expected to cover their heads and people weren’t happy about it, at all.
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Thousands of posts flooded social media including over 2000+ tweets criticising the first lady for refusing to dress accordingly.
And while the trip by the power couple wasn’t about politics, it comes at a time when Saudi Arabia is facing international criticism for their human rights record.
As if we didn’t have enough problems in the world.