Washington, May 7 (ANI): She had caused quite a stir as the first Turkish woman to undress for Playboy, but it is now being claimed that Sila Sahin is not actually a Muslim.
According to reports from the London Sun, nude images of the Turkish-born German soap star Sila Sahin sparked outrage from conservative Muslims who called her a "whore" and a "Western slut who has "shamed Muslim womanhood".
The Islamic Community of Germany also reportedly called for a boycott of Sihan's German soap opera "Good Times, Bad Times."
But German Playboy's Editor in Chief, Florian Boitin has revealed that his cover model isn't even a Muslim.
"Sila isn't Muslim. Her father doesn't belong to any [religion] and her mother is Christian [sic]. And the Playboy cover with Sila Sahin is not a religious statement," Fox News quoted Boitin as saying.
Boitin continued to explain that as Editor in Chief he believed there was every reason to put Sahin on the cover to cater to a specific demographic within Germany.
"Sila Sahin is a obviously sexy and a German-Turkish celebrity. She is well known as an actress in one of the most seen TV shows in Germany," Boitin said.
"In Germany are living three million Turkish people - and this is absolute a relevant target group," he added. (ANI)