The UK's ex-Foreign Minister Boris Johnson has made comments about women wearing the burka. He said women who wear burkas "look like letter boxes". He also suggested that women who wear burkas "look like a bank robber". He would ask her to remove it so that he "could talk to her properly". He also said women who wore burkas "look absolutely ridiculous". Johnson wrote that full-face veils should not be banned in the UK.
The UK's prime minister asked Mr Johnson to apologize. She said "We all have to be very careful about...language and...some of the terms Boris used...have offended." A senior British politician asked Mr Johnson to resign. Other politicians said the comments were Islamophobic, racist and a hate crime. They say he knew his comments would offend Muslims because he was London's mayor and the UK Foreign Minster. He met thousands of Muslims.