Oh dear, Channel 4 has decided to take its pseudo subversive â€˜controversyâ€™ reputation one step further.
A veiled Muslim woman will deliver this year’s alternative Christmas speech on Channel 4, the broadcaster has said. Khadija, a Zimbabwean-born British citizen who has been wearing the full veil – or niqab – for 10 years, has been given the slot.
The message will reflect a year in which the wearing of religious clothing and symbols have “dominated the news agenda”, said a Channel 4 spokesman. [Via BBC news]
Sure, not â€˜Weâ€™ve just thought of another way to exploit a news story for ratingsâ€™. Right? Opportunistic and cynical or simply clever marketing?
Sunny adds: Turns out Khadija actually loves the Queen and “being British”. I love such twists to the tale.
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