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The Sun ‘Burka or not’

In October 2005 journalists Anila Baig and Caroline Palmer briefly exchanged races for a feature on the burka in The Sun. Arguing against a ban was Sun columnist Anila Baig who took to the streets without her headscarf; Sun writer Caroline Palmer, who went out in a burka, wrote in favour of a ban in schools.

Caroline had previously donned a fat-suit and prosthetics to try being fat for a day for another Sun article: Stevie Bettles was responsible for that makeup too.

The makeup

Stevie Bettles was responsible for her makeup and I’m grateful to him for the use of some of these images.

Susanna Peretz also worked on these makeups.