British model Lily Cole faces criticism after posing in Afghani burqa to promote her new book while Taliban was taking control of Kabul

British model Lily Cole faces criticism after posing in Afghani burqa to promote her new book while Taliban was taking control of Kabul



UK model, actress and activist, Lily Cole has come under huge criticism after sharing images of herself wearing the traditional Afghani burqa to promote her book.



In the first image she posted on social media, Lily Cole is seen wearing the burqa over her face as she encouraged fans to purchase her brand-new book called 'Who Care Wins: Reasons For Optimism in Our Changing World.



Cole, 33, posted the pictures as Afghanistan was being taken over by the Taliban, who forced women to wear the burka when they were last in control there in the 1990s.



One photo showed her with a blue burka covering her face and body, and in another the garment was pulled up to reveal her face.



The caption read: "Let's embrace diversity on every level - biodiversity; cultural diversity; diversity of thinking; diversity of voices; diversity of ideas."







She used the same post to promote her new book Who Cares Wins, about how to tackle the climate and ecological crisis.Latest Post
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