The United Kingdom's former Foreign Minister Boris Johnson has been accused racism. He made a number comments women wearing the burka while writing the British newspaper 'The Telegraph'. Mr Johnson said women who wear burkas "look letter boxes". He also said: "If a female student turned at school or at a university lecture looking a bank robber," he would ask her to remove it so that he "could talk to her properly". Johnson was writing an article the recent full-face veil ban Denmark. In the article, Mr Johnson said full-face veils should not be banned the UK, but said women who wear a burka "look absolutely ridiculous".
The UK's Prime Minister Theresa May has asked Mr Johnson to apologize his comments. She said: "I do think that we all have to be very careful the language and terms we use, and some the terms Boris used describing people's appearance obviously have offended." Another senior British politician has asked Mr Johnson to resign. Many other politicians said Johnson's comments were Islamophobic and were a hate crime. They say he knew his comments would offend many Muslims and others the UK. Mr Johnson was London's mayor eight years and the UK Foreign Minister two years and so had thousands experiences interacting Muslim people.