You are here

French firm backs down after jogging hijab row

French firm backs down after jogging hijab row

Country: 
France
News Date: 
28/02/2019
Lancastrian
Summary: 

French politicians, including one from President Emmanuel Macron’s party, had called for a boycott of Decathlon products if they marketed the lightweight sports headscarves in France, designed particularly for jogging. Agnès Buzyn, the health minister, said the sports hijab embodied “a vision of women that I do not share… Everything that leads to differentiation bothers me. I would have preferred a French brand not to promote the headscarf.”