Selena Gomez Causes Controversy By Showing Ankle At Mosque

Christina Lee | January 2, 2015 12:07 pm
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Selena Gomez recently posed for Instagram with her ankle showing at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi — photographic proof that she violated the mosque’s strict dress code. The snapshot caused so much anger that the Interscope signee deleted her post.

Gomez visited the place of worship with Kendall JennerCody Simpson and model Gigi Hadid before New Year’s Eve, as shown a group photo (above). There, women are required to wear a headscarf and loose-fitting, ankle-length trousers, and all visitors must keep quiet.

Even though Gomez deleted the controversial photo, she and her friends are still being criticized for their behavior. (Remember: The mosque once kicked Rihanna out for her racy photo shoot there.) “r u guys in a club or a mosque?? show sum respect!” one commenter said. See the offending photo, plus other snapshots from her trip to Abu Dhabi below.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. What an awesome cultural experience here in the United Arab Emirates

Een foto die is geplaatst door Cody Simpson (@codysimpson) op

One of the coolest days of my life out here in the Abu Dhabi desert. Finishing off the year in a spectacular way.

A photo posted by Cody Simpson (@codysimpson) on

@codysimpson @cullysmoller @selenagomez @courtneyjbarry

A video posted by Gigi Hadid (@gigihadid) on

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