January 06, 2003
MUSLIM SPOKESGROUPS ARE DEEPLY OFFENDED by this photo of Lil Kim. Boo hoo.
UPDATE: Aziz Poonawalla emails: "the link you mentioned is from a pretty small organization. Most of those I've talked to think that the lil Kim photo is simply awesome."
ANOTHER UPDATE: Here's a link to the full-length version of the photo -- even more awesome!
Meanwhile, reader Daniel Kotler writes:
I love the Lil Kim cover of Oneworld that you posted. Far from mocking Muslim women, the cover reminds me of the non-Jewish Danish King putting on the yellow star under Nazi occupation. The King wasn't mocking the Jews but expressing his solidarity with their plight. Likewise, this Lil Kim cover seems not so much a mockery of Muslim culture as an expression of solidarity with the women who are repressed in large parts of the Muslim world.
Yes, I'm sure that's what Aziz meant by "awesome."