burkindl

The Burkini Was So Last Month… Let’s Welcome the Burkindl

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Just mentioning anything ‘burk’ will usher in a wave of criticism, but at a certain point that term that seems to have induced fear in many, jumps the shark and becomes one of those eye-rolling moments. The new burkindl is just that.

No, the burka meets dirndl is not something you can expect to see daily, but when a German woman dropped her Christian faith and converted to Islam after a journey to Israel, dropping her loved dirndl was just too hard of a sacrifice. So she created the burkindl.

Renate Hoffmann, 63, stripped her dirndl of its sex appeal, as the famous low bustline has been raised, and to keep with Muslim tradition, she had a headscarf added to the getup.

Some may call it preposterous, or an attack on their own beliefs, but she did what she could to show that she is still German to the core.

Sources: DailyMail

Photo: Daniel Löb

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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