A few days ago, armed police officers forced a woman to take her ‘burkini’ off on a beach in the south of France – and it’s gone mega viral.
The move came as part of a controversial ban on full body swimsuits known as the ‘burkini’, claiming that it would help to liberate women from oppressive religious dress codes and help integration.
This woman was at a beach in France when the police came & forced her to remove her burkini.
No difference than ISIS pic.twitter.com/LuPHfbYSZd
— Yasmine (@cinephileyas) August 24, 2016
Translation: it ‘promotes freedom’ for Muslim women by restricting what they can wear. Kind of a contradicting move if you ask me.
Obviously, the whole world has realised how ridiculous the ban is, and they’ve come in with their own ideas instead. While France is going in hard on the burkini ban, why not go ahead and ban fat men in speedos while your at it?
— Paul Webb (@Paulowebtini) August 25, 2016
If France are banning Burkini's then they really should ban speedo's too because they are 100x more offensive to everyone having to view it.
— Emily ͛△⃒⃘ (@Emzileenie) August 24, 2016
Clearly, if there are now "Burkini Talks," there must also be a "Speedo Summit." https://t.co/QarSD7qUux
— Alex Wagner (@alexwagner) August 24, 2016
— WhoopDiFrigginDoo (@WholeLottaJulie) August 24, 2016
France please let people wear what they want on the beach, or ban the Speedo instead #Burkini
— Phil Allen (@tubbyphilnz) August 25, 2016
Dear France, you got it all wrong. You were not supposed to ban the burkini. You were supposed to ban the speedo
— Joshua Schaefer (@schaefjl) August 24, 2016
If you’re going to brand any type of swimwear as offensive, it’s definitely going to be the budgie smuggler – not the burkini.
And it seems like everyone has the same idea. On Thursday, satirical news site The Mideast Beast, reported that Muslim women were demanding officials outlaw fat, white men in Speedos. But it seems that real calls from the public actually exist – just ask Twitter.
I, for one, am very much behind the return of the burkini and the ban of the banana hammock.