PARIS, FRANCE - The point of a bikini is to show a lot of skin but how about a bikini that`s meant to hide as much of a woman`s body as possible? They`re called burkinis and they`ve started a heated debate in France.
The full-body bathing suit worn by some Muslim women has been officially banned by several cities in France. Some believe the bans are in response to a series of extreme Islamic terror attacks that have struck the country with one of the most recent ones happening in nice where a driver of a cargo truck drove into a crowd killing 85 people.
One of the issues is that there is no legal definition as to what constitutes as a burkini. it`s led to the Muslim community claiming that the bans are nothing more than Islamophobia. In fact, the center against Islamophobia says that they`ve received complaints from six Muslim women this past week who were asked to leave public beaches even though they weren`t in burkinis.
Who knew choosing to cover up at the beach could cause so much controversy?