Former ‘Teen Mom OG’ Star Farrah Abraham Slammed for Cultural Appropriation: “You Are Not Muslim! Our Religion Is Not A Performance For You!”

Me, every time Farrah posts something on social media.

Former Teen Mom OG star (and reigning queen of cringe) Farrah Abraham is being accused of cultural appropriation after posting a photo this week for Eid al-Fitr, a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims.

“Happy Peaceful Eid Mubarak!” Farrah wrote on Instagram. “Eid al-Fitr prayer, fasting and reflection feels so good.”

Farrah— who is not Muslim— went on to add “#muslim #middleeast #arab” to her caption and also tagged number of networks and magazines in the post, including MTV Lebanon, MTV India, Vogue Arabia, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, ELLE Arabia and Marie Claire Arabia.

Shortly after she posted the photo, Farrah began receiving negative comments from individuals calling her out for being “disrespectful” and accusing her of cultural appropriation and using the Muslim holiday for attention.

“You are not Muslim our religion is not a performance for you,” one person commented. 

“Wow this is next level,” another wrote. “So [you’re] posing as a Muslim during Ramadan to get followers?” 

“So you’re claiming to be Muslim this week? Cool,” another wrote. 

“It seems she tries to be anything that is relevant at the moment because we all know she never actually is,” someone else wrote.

“When tf did you become Muslim? I swear you just look for reasons to take pictures of yourself,” another comment reads. 

Farrah has never mentioned that she follows or practices Islam. In the past, she has made a point to let people know that she is a Christian. She even once spoke about religion when talking about her plans to write a Christian parenting book.

“That book should come out the same day as my book of fashion tips!”

“I have to say faith is a big part of my life,” Farrah told Starcasm in 2014. “I’m not perfect, I think that’s just life. There’s really no perfect Christian. I go to church as often as possible and I have great Christian friends – and those aren’t the ones who say they’re Christian and then act like other…

“My parents didn’t really help me get any closer to God, it was my own choice and I just see a lot of good things happening and I only want good things for everybody else,” she added.

Farrah is one-quarter Syrian on her dad Michael Abraham‘s side; however neither Farrah nor Michael are Muslim. (In a 2014 interview with Starcasm, she clarified her ethnicity as being “Syrian and Italian on my dad’s side and on my mom’s it’s Sicilian and Danish.” In the same interview she declared to be a Christian.) 

In addition to her ill-received Instagram post, Farrah also tagged the Middle East Eye in a recent Twitter post… though the tweet itself is written in complete and total Farrah Speak, so it’s nearly impossible to figure out what she was trying to say.

“So odd when we see cultural races that have been on surveys, included in business etc for decades yet they say their barely seen and then they limit Muslim woman on giving birth try being #middleeastern #china mental illness should really be spoken about more,” she wrote.

Even The Ashley, who is a certified “Farrah Speak” translator, is having a hard time deciphering this cornucopia of words. However, Farrah also retweeted a story from The New York Times regarding how Muslim women in China are being forced to have fewer babies, so it’s likely that Farrah’s word salad tweet was about that topic.

It appears that Farrah started becoming interested in Middle Eastern culture back in March. On March 23, she encouraged her Twitter followers to “Embrace Your Middle East.”

No, seriously… 

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(Photos: YouTube; MTV; Instagram; Twitter)

28 Responses

  1. I kind of hope she was on drugs when she wrote that last post. I don’t want to believe that a sober person would string those seemingly random words together and think it makes sense.

    1. I’m convinced she’s always on drugs when she makes nonsensical (Farrah talk) sentences. She actually tested positive for barbiturates at one point on a TV show but denied it.

  2. LOL Farrah is the thirstiest person on the planet, seriously! Did her brain short circuit recently? The “Farrah speak” seems to get worse as she ages.

  3. What does that last post even mean? She really has to stop trying to sound intelligent/informed because she always sounds like she has serious brain damage. Poor poor Sophia, she really needs to try to get emancipated as soon as she can if she wants any chance at a semi-normal adulthood without the constant embarrassment from her idiot mother.

  4. She is an absolute imbecile. I am shocked, though, that she spelled Muslim correctly. I would have thought she would say and spell”Muslin.”

  5. If you take part in a culture you are doing cultural appropriation(but not if you are a man pretending to be a woman, that is totally different). If you dont take part you are a racist.

    1. I mean.. Yeah, right?

      How could she not do this?! It would ruin her brand lol!

      Just like when Cheyenne DEMANDED her co stars speak publicly on George Floyd. You know, bc white folks who don’t pay their taxes are experts on criminal matters, I guess.

      1. When she was yachting in Dubai perhaps two years ago, she was bragging about breaking the rules there during Ramadan. She didn’t care. Had a picture taken of her bare butt up in the air on a yacht.

  6. Ok two things. 1. What the hell was she even trying to say in that tweet? and 2. Farrah Abraham was planning on writing a Christian parenting book??? Can we just take a moment and let that sink in?? ?

    1. I should read the Bible again I missed the part about taking your kids to film butt injections

  7. Farrah is arabic. her dad is iranian. How tf do you appropriate YOUR OWN FAMILY’S CULTURE. Dumbest ish I have ever seen.

    1. You realize that Arabic is a language, right?! Not an ethnicity. And Michael is Syrian, according to the article. Syria and Iran are different countries.

  8. She isn’t a good person for many other things. But to call someone out for doing another peraons traditions are uncalled for. It isn’t illegal and I’m sure she is trying to be respectful.

    1. She wasn’t trying to be respectful she was trying to get publicity. If she has said Happy Peaceful Eid Mubarak to all my Muslim friends/followers” it would be different.

      Instead she said tagged a bunch of Middle East media and made like she observed Ramadan when she didn’t.

    2. When you’re doing it for attention, it’s inappropriate. If you know Farrah, you know she has zero depth and does not care at all about anything she mentioned in her post.

  9. Its great that she recognized Ramadan in an attempt to be inclusive but to pretend it’s something she celebrates as a porn making teen mom.. Yikes.

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