The Queen of Pop is at it again. Madonna loves touting a gun or wearing fishnets and spandex at an age when most of us prefer to cover up. But her latest outfit is more controversial still. She has been pictured wearing a chainmail mask resembling a niqab - a face veil worn by Muslim women.
The star posted a photo from her forthcoming photoshoot with Harper's Bazaar magazine on Instagram and Facebook, accompanied by the words: "The Revolution of Love is on…Inshallah [Arabic for 'God willing']."
It is unclear what message Madonna, who is well known for her humanitarian work with women in developing countries and as an exponent of the Kabbalah religion, meant to send via her new look.