Why Was This Girl’s Passport Photo Rejected?
Posted on Aug 16, 2006
British authorities informed the parents of this 5-year-old that the picture would not pass official muster.
It’s straight out of the you-gotta-be-f#$king kidding me dept: Her bare shoulders might offend Muslim eyes. Seriously.
A five-year-old girl’s passport application was rejected because her photograph showed her bare shoulders.
Hannah Edwards’s mother, Jane, was told that the exposed skin might be considered offensive in a Muslim country.
The photograph was taken at a photo-booth at a local post office for a family trip to the south of France.
Because of the way the camera was set up, the picture came out showing Hannah’s shoulders.
From The Telegraph
This passport photo was not, in fact, rejected by UK officials because the girl pictured was too adorable. Rather, it was because her bare shoulders might be considered offensive in Muslim countries.