No, it’s not ignorant, unnecessary and rude. Just like any article of religious signifier that is exploited in the media, whether by conservative or liberal motives, the public has a right to criticize it— even if it may come off as crude and rude, and absolutely unPC. Some passionately do not tolerate any religious symbols as a statement of any kind— especially on the cover of a HF publication. For many, HF has been an escape from and challenge of such oppressive religious beliefs that these articles signify. Carine is making an statement with the headscarf as a cover. And the public have every right to criticize it and the oppressive values and beliefs it stands for. Anyway, the inclusion of “Fashion Book” at this time of her magazine, seems like an admission of defeat: It’s like that damn painting at a gallery that’s been finally discounted, after not selling for so long. And fittingly, this magazine looks like a discount version of its former self.