A Muslim woman who works as a hostess at a Disneyland restaurant in Florida stated Wednesday that the theme park would not allow her to appear in front of customers while wearing her head scarf. The 26 year old girl said when she wore the hijab to work Sunday, and she was told by her supervisor to remove it, or work where customers couldn’t see her, or to just go home. She chose to go home but reported to work for the next two days and was told the same thing by her supervisor.
Telling someone to remove their hijab is unreasonable. Everyone has the freedom to wear whatever they want. In America people have the freedom of religion, and that they can practice any religion that they wish to. There is no where written that you can or cannot wear the hijab. Disneyland spokeswoman said “Typically, somebody in an on-stage position like hers wouldn’t wear something like that, that’s not part of the costume.” Which that is really messed up for her to say, because she should have been reasonable and knew that people should be allowed to practive any religion. On top of that they were trying to give her a backstage position so she wasn’t seen by the customers, like she was doing some sort of crime for wearing the hijab. I think that most people now know what a hijab is, moreover they understand that Muslim girls have to wear them some time or another.
I wouldn’t have had a problem with this wonderful young woman who is devoutly practicing her religion. Who cares if she or anyone else covers their heads. It’s not effecting anything to the restaurant. If she wants to wear her hijab during their holy month she should be allowed to. We allow others to wear clothing required or traditional in their cultures, so she should be no different from others.