Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai has been trolled online for wearing a pair of jeans and heeled boots to university.
An unverified image of her was posted to Facebook by the Pakistani news outlet Siasat, where Yousafzai is seen wearing a bomber jacket and head scarf, as well as the jeans and heels. The post has attracted more than 2,000 comments.
The photo has attracted the attention of trolls on both Facebook and Twitter, who deem her choice of dress unacceptable.
— Junaid Akram (@junaidakram83) October 17, 2017
Malala wearing jeans and a shirt in Oxford has started another debate. Pious pakistanis were expecting burqah from her.— Ibrar (@IbrarIbrahim) October 14, 2017
Many others however, have hit back at the criticism, posting their support for the 20-year-old, thanking her for her courage in campaigning for girls' education.
Malala can wear whatever she wants she is an inspiration to everyone. Her courage inspires us all to keep fighting for girls everywhere to get the education they deserve. #LetGirlsLearn #MalalaYousafzai #oxforduniversity pic.twitter.com/me0jfJhiFc— Shehneela Ahmed (@iamshehneela) October 17, 2017
Purchased your book today for my granddaughter. You are an inspiration to females of every age around the world. Thank you.— Eunice Kokrda (@ekokrda) October 17, 2017
Yousafzai began her studies in philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford University in early October. Malala and her family moved to the UK after she was shot by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating for girls' education. In 2014, when she was just 16, Yousafzai became the youngest person to be named a Nobel Prize recipient.Suggest a correction