Nowadays, in Western culture, women have as many rights, and as much respect as any other man does. However, this is not the case in Israel.
It’s been reported that Jerusalem Mayor, Nir Barkat, was eating with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian in a non-kosher restaurant, for which the Jersualem Mayor, received criticism from the new website, ‘Kikar HaShabbat’.
As this is a very orthodox publication from Israel, it is perhaps not so much of a surprise that her face was blurred, as well as another picture having a receipt clearly photo-shopped in, to hide her face. Not only this, but she was only mentioned as ‘West’s Wife’.
Although if this happened in the Western world, the newspaper would be criticised, and possibly sued by everyone and anyone, this is a more common occurrence in orthodox Israel. Women are often hidden, or blurred out of photos due to reasons which they say is ‘modesty’. Kim Kardashian isn’t the only famous woman to have this done though, and rather surprisingly, Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, has also had her face removed from an Orthodox Israeli newspaper.
Whilst we may have our very different cultures, surely this is a bit behind in the world, and most likely a shock to Kim Kardashian who is most likely used to being all over the magazines and TV!