Jordyn Woods Reacts to Backlash for Wearing an Abaya on Middle East Trip

Jordyn Woods denied "mocking" the Muslim community in several social media statements. Find out what she had to say.

By McKenna Aiello 12 Mar, 2020 8:31 PMTags
Watch: Jordyn Woods Responds to Backlash for Wearing Abaya

Jordyn Woods says she meant no disrespect to the Muslim community by wearing a traditional garment while on vacation in the middle east. 

The 22-year-old's time in the U.A.E. is well documented on her Instagram, but a recent visit to Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Mosque (and the many selfies she snapped during it) has led to some criticism from her followers. 

In response to one commenter's claim that Jordyn and her family "mocked" the religion of Islam, she wrote, "I'm sorry if I offended you but in order to enter the mosque you have to wear an abaya... In no world would I try to mock another person nor culture."

She also captioned a separate post, "For those of you that don't know in order to enter the mosque you must wear an abaya. It was such an amazing experience getting to see the beauty of another culture."

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An abaya is a cloak-like piece of clothing typically worn over a woman's clothes to protect modesty. Others criticized Jordyn for still showing her hair through the abaya, which she also addressed. 

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"I just got properly educated. Thanks sis," Jordyn commented.

Woods is now contemplating cutting her trip short because of the coronavirus outbreak. 

"It gives me an excuse to come back to Dubai to go skydiving like I wanted to do," she said on Instagram Stories. "By the looks of it, coming home would be the best idea sooner rather than later. This is wild."