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Hijabi cosplayer finds overwhelming support for Star Trek outfit

Hijabi cosplayer finds overwhelming support for Star Trek outfit

Anne Dorall

For those who don’t know what Star Trek stands for, Gene Roddenberry presented his vision of the future: a utopia where humans have gone past the need for greed, war, or money.

He also focused on showcasing diversity in the TV shows. Much of the show’s themes focused on inclusivity, learning about (alien) races, and respecting differences.

Which is why, when historian Blair Imani added a hijab to her cosplay of Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge from Star Trek: The Next Generation, the fandom rose up to support her against the usual internet trolls.

The actor LeVar Burton himself has given his blessing, calling it “the best cosplay ever” of his character Geordi.

Of course, anything that is in the least bit interesting on the internet draws haters, and many took to Twitter to denounce her effort, going so far as to “cite” the show itself.

But of course, there are also fans who understood Roddenberry’s optimistic future and came to her (and Roddenberry’s!) defense.

Blair Imani hasn’t let the hate stop her, though. She has another cosplay prepared for the Official 2019 Star Trek Las Vegas Convention, this time as fan favourite Guinan, played by Whoopi Goldberg.

Picture credit: Nerd News Today

We can’t wait to see more of what she has to show us!

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