A lesbian Muslim character on Freeform’s The Bold Type has sparked controversy online.
Adena, played by Canadian-Iranian actress Nikohl Boosheri, has had a lot of online support with some calling her “bad ass” while others say she is a “disrespectful portrayal.” In an interview with The Cut eight LGBT Muslim women responded positively cheering on the representation that is lacking in American entertainment.
Here are some of the good and band comments below:
This TV show introduced a queer, Muslim feminist, and she's badass pic.twitter.com/uimJQJJnF8
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) July 29, 2017
Bold? As in disrespectful with no morals.
— Molly Alqarni (@MollyAlqarni) July 30, 2017
Thanks for sharing this video @nowthisnews I love seeing a strong, queer Muslim woman like Adena on television ❤❤
— Vanessa (@vchavez790) July 30, 2017
— Valev Laube (@ValevLaube) August 2, 2017
— Madhu (@madhucapelli) July 26, 2017