On Friday, BBC ran an article entitled, “How do you do your make-up after an acid attack?”
It described business student Resham Khan, whose 21st birthday last July tragically included becoming the victim of a vicious acid attack in London which damaged her left eye and severely burned her face and body, and how she manages to mitigate the attack’s effects on her appearance by the skillful application of make-up.
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How do you do your make-up after an acid attack? https://t.co/0dZGcIAusH
— BBC Trending (@BBCtrending) September 8, 2017
Tragically, acid attacks have become more commonplace in London with 431 reported attacks reported in 2016, up from 261 attacks the year before.
Some appear to be anti-minority hate crimes, as was likely the case with Khan’s attacker, 24-year-old John Tomlin. Some are Islamicists attacking native Europeans or even co-religionists for failing to wear a hijab or otherwise not conforming to their particular strain of Islam. Others are the result of robberies or gang violence and the easy access to acid as opposed to firearms and other weapons.
But regardless, one thing we can all agree on is that such attacks shouldn’t be in any way normalized.
Which seems to be the main complaint of folks who reacted to the BBC post:
— badassday (@badassday) September 9, 2017
Another belter from the BBC. What next: “How do you laugh off the trauma of FGM in front of your classmates?” https://t.co/QJ9eq5pbLV
— Rob Howland (@HowlandRobin) September 9, 2017
BBC talks about A FUCKING ACID ATTACK like it’s totaly normal like”girl how do u cover your acid attack i cover mine with Maybelline slayy!” https://t.co/bI684g1QC1
— Helen ???? ???????? (@HelenaDeZeus) September 9, 2017
Even by BBC standards, this is a new low
— Camp Cassey ن (@Benobake) September 9, 2017
The BBC is completely fucked!!!!
— JGH FROM AZ (@GregHar59460712) September 9, 2017
So, the headline here is not that acid attacks have doubled since 2012 or how to prevent them, but how to cover up the scars afterwards? ????
— ????JENNA (@jennabean) September 9, 2017
— Scott Fowler (@spiroscythe) September 9, 2017
— Joanne Nuttall (@joanne0nuttall) September 9, 2017
— Ravijot Singh (@NationalistRavi) September 10, 2017
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