‘New low’: Shock & disgust over BBC headline on how to pretty yourself after an acid attack

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.

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:



But by far the funniest response was from the guy who thought the article meant something far worse than what these posters saw…

Yeah, good point, and definitely a great punishment…

And if we can all agree on anything, it’s that one shouldn’t ‘make up’ with someone who tosses acid on them!

Op-ed views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of BizPac Review.

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