American missionary sparks outrage with ‘Syrian refugee costume’

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published 05.11.2015 09:40
Updated 05.11.2015 09:56
American missionary sparks outrage with ‘Syrian refugee costume’

A halloween costume resembling a Syrian refugee on a photo posted on Instagram has gone viral on social media.

Abigail Dapron, an American missionary in South Africa, has sparked outrage with her "Syrian refugee costume" photo for halloween.

In the Instagram post, Dapron wrote on along with the image "Perks of having Saudi raised besties ;) #hijabmaster #weloveourrefugeefriends #jesuslovestherefugees #jesuswasarefugee."

The undated image, which was widely shared on social media, was described as "racist" and "insensitive" by commentators.

Abigail Dapron is a missionary from St Louis, Missouri, and is currently working in a mission in Western Cape in South Africa.

Below are some reactions to her refugee outfit.




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