Jordanian Lettuce Woman Would Rather Go Naked Than Eat Meat?!

Jordan Lettuce Lady

We've all heard of PETA the animal rights organization that famously managed to get stars like Eva Mendez and Kloe Kardashian to do naked ad campaigns in a 'I would rather go naked' campaign which to date has been very successful in the U.S.A! Now that's all good and well but yesterday a Jordanian woman was arrested after she attempted to walk around 'Rainbow Street' in Jordan wearing nothing but lettuce to cover her body- worse still the woman wears the hijab! The woman was doing this in support of vegetarianism after PETA released statistics yesterday that stated that 120 million animals are killed and eaten in Jordan annually.

I'm all for the principle- if you want to be a vegetarian it's your life choice and I completely respect it. BUT you're an Arab, Muslim woman who has chosen to cover herself for her beliefs and you want to parade yourself in public naked except for lettuce covering your body (which let's face it could fall off quite easily). The 'Lettuce Lady' as the press affectionately named her called for people to switch to vegetarianism as there are no tasty alternatives to meat. It's what she feels passionate about- fine. But why does she have to go out on the streets and offend people to get her point across? Well she got what she wanted: media attention.


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  1. Yoshka
    Yoshka

    U should probably adjust the headline, as it says "meet" instead of "meat"..no offense :)

  1. sabrina
    sabrina

    Salam, she was not naked underneath the lettuce. she was wearing a green gown and the lettuces were stuck to it. it says so all over the internet. she is a hijabi, she will not do something so inane as to be naked with a scarf on her head.

  1. Rashed
    Rashed

    karim you are being offensive with your headlines and articles !

    not all Jordanian women , change the headline ! !!!!

    waleg please moderate the posts , i love this website .

  1. Karim
    Karim

    CORRECTION: The woman was not naked -my mistake- she was in fact wearing what looks like a green lycra outfit underneath the lettuce.

    Yoshka: Thank you for the correction- we are human and I appreciate your comment :D!

    Rashed: I clearly said Jordanian womAn not womEn- this has nothing to do with her nationality she could be from any Muslim country it would not affect the story. I don't agree that it or the headline are offensive in any way.

  1. Naddosh
    Naddosh replied to comment from Rashed

    I'm very proud to be Muslim, Arabian & Jordanian.
    1st i felt bad about that just like what happened with u but then i thought of it & i think we shouldn't care!!

    "That 'weird' woman represents herself & herself alone!!"
    My personal evaluation: a bad weird unjustifiable way of expressing an idea!!

  1. Zina
    Zina

    Why people in the Arab world make a big deal of everything. If she wasn't a hijabi I bit that this would have gone unnoticed. The lady is free to express her self with a lycra gown covered with lettuce, albeit her scraft should be green as well:). She's trying to deliver a message, got it, Laize Faire.

  1. Small Advice
    Small Advice

    Good on her for believing in something so strongly, and actually doing something about it even if it is only symbolic.

  1. Elia
    Elia

    So wonderful to see a brave strong woman standing up for her beliefs. She is promoting a message of compassion. In this cruel and violent world, what could possibly be wrong with that?

  1. Nada
    Nada

    Hats off to you! This is a woman who cares about the enviroment.

  1. LEBANESE
    LEBANESE

    she wants to deliver a msg and she did very well. she was not naked as it was mentioned in the news. y don't u understand her point instead of criticising her and if she was wearing anything under the letuce.

  1. LEBANESE AS WELL
    LEBANESE AS WELL replied to comment from LEBANESE

    Couldn't agree more. Didn't anyone see Lebanon's PETA campaign? People dressed up as condoms to promote spaying and neutering your pets because "Cats and Dogs can't wear condoms". Our local media only had positive things to say about it, blogs as well....
    To others:She could be hijabi and go streaking, what is it to you? She is the one deciding her lifestyle not you.

  1. Ramy
    Ramy

    What is with all the random articles on Waleg that can do nothing but criticize. Is it not enough just to be objective and discuss the topic at hand? Rather than bashing it as you go around dictating what happened.

    I am not referring to this article only, but many others. It is such extreme views on trivial things...

  1. Cupcake
    Cupcake

    wearing a hijab entitle you to respect this hijab and the purpose of it! first, by recognising what religion says about eating meat, god created these animals for us to eat not to participate in such a protest! second, such a campaign already got good attention known in the west through the fact being naked with lettuce only ... put in bad situation 'shobohat' despite your intention which also against your 'hijab'!

    Make your choices right and no one will criticize you!!!!!

  1. Ramy
    Ramy replied to comment from Cupcake

    You know there are some muslim sects that forbid the eating of meat, and are strictly vegetarian?

    And none of us are to decide what a good and bad choice is. You saying it is bad only makes me believe her choice was good, it made people talk about it.

  1. natalie
    natalie

    as a jordanian i salute her cuttos for her! shes supporting the environment and all waleg does is try to insult her!! get a life

  1. sabrina
    sabrina replied to comment from LEBANESE AS WELL

    Salam,
    regardless of being hijabi or not, being naked in public is a crime, EVEN in the USA! it is a crime to "streak" in public so although it may be someone's choice and not mine but that someone is violating the law. so at the end of the day, her/his choice is not hers/his choice after all but a crime. this woman,alhamdulillah did not streak and i would commend her for standing up to what she believes in but if she was a streaking hijabi, then conclusively, as Cupcake said "wearing a hijab entitles you to respect this hijab and the purpose of it! ". it is absolutely absurd to say she is rightful to wear a hijab and be naked at the same time. why is it something even a child would comprehend but as an adult you make such nonsensical statement? so altogether, some choices are not 100% yours to make but you are bounded by responsibilities to your family, the community and the law. as for some "sect" in Islam that prohibit the eating of meat, unfortunately it is not an Islamic teaching but bidaah or additions. As you very well know, Islam is based on the teachings found in the Quran and by the Prophet Muhammad who himself eats meat. Quran 5:1 "O you who believe, you shall fulfill your covenants. Permitted for you to eat are the livestock, except those specifically prohibited herein. You shall not permit hunting throughout Hajj pilgrimage. GOD decrees whatever He wills." therefore, it might even be unIslamic to prohibit something that is Halal for us. not wanting to eat meat by choice is ok, even some do it for reasons of health but to the full extend of PROHIBITING meat consumption is not an Islamic teaching so therein, make your own assessment and choice. Allah knows best.

  1. sarsoura
    sarsoura

    Is she stupid or something?
    She's a muslim isn't she? Allah specifically said that cows, sheep, chickens, etc are meat for us to EAT
    Forget the STUPID lettuce outfit, what the hell is she protesting? Killing animals for food is HALAL. If she doesn't want to bloody eat meat. She should keep it to herself, not tell people to do the same as her.
    Bala lettuce bala neela. Eih el HABAL da.

  1. Not impressed
    Not impressed

    Good for her I support her eating meat,killing animals is savage.I understand why cave men did it,but with we've come a long way why do we still need to eat meat? You have all this food yet ppl kill animals.Imagine if you were killed for meat or skinned and cut up into pieces,fried,etc.

  1. CuttheCr...
    CuttheCr... replied to comment from Not impressed

    Yep sure drinking cow urine as you do in India is quite civilized, isn't it?

  1. Shame On You
    Shame On You replied to comment from CuttheCr...

    The entire world hates you terrorists b*tch what you are is a hypocrite because you arabs drink camel you know.

    http://www.islam-qa.com/en/ref/83423

    And stop thinking you're better than everyone especially Indians because you ain't sh*t the fact that MOST of the world hates ur kind and ur religion should be enough for you white wannabes.You will never be white no matter how hard you try you'll never be accepted by whites as their own even Turkish ppl are not accepted as europeans europeans are ashamed of them because they do honor killings they say ppl like that cannot be part of the european union. You think ur white,but westerners don't think so. Freida Pinto is playing a Palestinian girl in her new movie Miral,lol,an Indian is playing a Palestinian not a white girl so get the idea out of ur head that you're white because the closest whites see you as is Indian,but trust no we hate arabs being linked to Indians,we hate being mistakened for terrorists like you.Jews aren't sneaky they aren't evil,you are!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmb623zXwIg&feature=related

  1. To Notimpressed
    To Notimpressed

    Not impressed, regradless of what name you use, it is obvious it is you.
    again you are showing your ugly true colours!!
    You have shown again what a sad racist you are :S... yeah very civilised.

  1. To Notimpressed
    To Notimpressed replied to comment from Shame On You

    Nice one racist :))

  1. red
    red replied to comment from To Notimpressed

    hehehe now she uses the name Shame On You. Girl, we don't want to be white, where on earth did you get that idea? we really do not want to be European, not the very least. Innalillah how could a story about a Jordanian woman suddeny turn into Arab Terrorists and white wannabes and so on?it is so silly how your mind works oh Unimpressive one :) how do we know it is you even you use different names? coz u lack subtleness. Youtube? oh please give me a break! honor killings? more of that is being done in India, read it up!!! but i do have Indian friends, m not a racist as you are. sad really!

  1. red
    red

    hehehe now she uses the name Shame On You. Girl, we don't want to be white, where on earth did you get that idea? we really do not want to be European, not the very least. Innalillah how could a story about a Jordanian woman suddeny turn into Arab Terrorists and white wannabes and so on?it is so silly how your mind works oh Unimpressive one :) how do we know it is you even you use different names? coz u lack subtleness. Youtube? oh please give me a break! honor killings? more of that is being done in India, read it up!!! but i do have Indian friends, m not a racist as you are. sad really!

  1. red
    red replied to comment from Shame On You

    and to address your hilarious comment about an Indian girl playing as a Middle Easterner, so what? a lot of white Hollywood actors played characters of Middle Easterners. for example Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arterton in Prince of Persia, in Passion of the Christ a Middle-Eastern man, Jesus (peace be upon him), was played by a White American actor, Jim Caviezel. so who wants to be who actually? Even our prophet Jesus was many times portrayed by the whites (no Muslim in his mind would pollute the essence of the prophet by acting as him, mind you.) your comments are just getting sillier and more absurd. we are proud to be Middle Easterners and do not want to become anything else but at the same time, we welcome other nations unlike you my dear. actually, you really do admire us Arabs (perhaps even want to be us) because it seems you have gone through length to do "research" about us (as false as they may be) and you do take most of your time to visit Waleg (an Arab website), making lengthy comments. so do yourself a favor, cut the crap!!!

  1. CutTheCr...
    CutTheCr...

    As for your comment about sexual Harassment in Egypt, as if it does not happen in India or rapes do not happen. Yes ofcourse it does not happen, only Arabs harrass women. You are so ignorant, it is unbelievable.
    As for Pakistanis paying for being muslims, and floods is the punishment is just beyond stupid and ignorant. I am just baffled by your hatred. Floods do not happen in India, right?!!!
    There was a reason why you hide behind your computer screen and obsession, go deal with it. I usually feel sorry for people like you but not you, you are one of the most racist, hateful, ignorant, shallow, islamaphobic person I have come across. Just pathetic!!
    When you deal with hate, expect people to treat the same way.

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