An Iraqi actress is angry about a story about “fat” women — a story that uses a photo of her to illustrate a point — so she files a complaint.
Enas Taleb is a big deal in Iraq…and she publicly rants about The Economist’s article “Why Women Are Fatter Than Men In The Arab World”.
The Economist went on to say that men are often attracted to women with “curves” and used a photo of her to make their point. According to the article, “Iraqis often cite Enas Taleb, a curvaceous actress, as the ideal of beauty.”
The 42-year-old TV personality says she’s going to sue the newspaper…this according to mag New Lines.
She believes the photo was photoshopped and also says the newspaper had no permission to publish it. That said, it looks like her lawsuit will go further… she said, “I seek compensation for the emotional, mental and social damage this incident has caused me.”
Her grievance goes beyond herself… calling the story “an insult to Arab women in general and Iraqi women in particular.” She asks why The Economist “is interested in fat women in the Arab world and not in Europe or the United States”.
Taleb says she feels good about herself. The Economist has yet to respond to Taleb’s intention to sue.