This year's Met Gala, an annual fundraising event held in New York City, saw a number of celebrities embrace the theme "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" in full force.

Headpieces, crosses, and religious dresses took over the red carpet ... but there was one detail that didn't go unnoticed: the presence of "hijabs" in a number of celebrity outfits.

Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed, an activist, storyteller, and politico, took to Twitter to talk about the double standard present in society when it comes to the covering of the hair.

Contrary to popular belief, the veiling of the hair was practiced by the majority of Christian women until the end of the 20th century. 

Today, it is widely present among Muslim women who often encounter hate for practicing their religion.

Celebrities received both praise and criticism for incorporating the tradition into their outfits.

"The wearing of crosses/pope garb at the Met Gala by people who aren't Christian/Catholic is obviously sacrilegious," one Twitter user wrote.

Ahmed sarcastically mocked the notion of "Creeping Sharia" - an Islamophobic theory suggesting Muslims want to take over the world by spreading Islamic laws - by depicting the several hijabs (headpieces) present at the Met Gala.

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