Vogue Arabia Saudi issue causes a stir

Controversy has surrounded Vogue Arabia’s first ever Saudi Arabian issue after a social media backlash erupted, stemming from the title’s choice of cover star. The cover features HRH Hayfa bint Abdullah Al Saud, daughter of the late King Abdullah, sitting behind the wheel of a car, but many social voices pointed to the fact it was indeed her father who curbed the rights of women drivers. While the glossy magazine described Her Highness as a trailblazer, others preferred to recognise some of the detained Saudi Arabian activists for their bravery in standing up for women’s rights.