Celebrities Moorish Fez

Multiple celebrities have been photographed showing pride in their own Moorish heritage by donning the fez.

Carolina Panthers football player, Cam Newton was spotted wearing a fez.

carolina panthers quarterback cam newton wearing fez

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This was also shared on the Carolina Panthers official Instagram page:

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Rapper P Diddy, or Puff Daddy, wearing his fez

Jay Electronica is known to don the fez as well


Muhammad Ali wore a fez back then
As well as now
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Minister Louis Farrakhan wearing a fez

NBA champion, Ray Allen, wearing the fez

Miami Heat, fresh off a championship season
The Godfather of Hip Hop, Afrika Bambataa

Founder of the Nation of Islam, Elijah Muhammad wearing a fez

Jazz legend, Sun Ra

Jessie Jackson, wearing a fez with an Egyptian ankh on it


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  1. This heritage style has been adopted by many Celebrities and they are showing positive things to people and people are also willing to follow their heritage. Damon Salvatore Leather Jacket

  2. whats up with the white folks wearing a fez, last time I checked the Moors weren't caucasians ????????

    1. You're going to have to take that up with the shriners.

    2. get enlightened.

  3. Actually, historically, the fez is believed to have originated in ancient Greece or the Balkans-- initially during the Byzantine Empire. Later, during the Ottoman period, various other people, such as the Bosniaks and Serbs, began wearing the it.

    The fez is a part of the traditional clothing of Cyprus, and is still worn by some Cypriots today. Traditionally, women wore a red fez over their heads, instead of a headscarf, while men wore a black or red cap. The fez was sometimes worn by men with material (similar to a wrapped keffiyeh or turban) around the base. In his 1811 journey to Cyprus, John Pinkerton describes the fez, "a red cap turned up with fur", as "the proper Greek dress". In the Karpass Peninsula, white caps are worn, a style considered to be based on ancient Cypriot Hellenic-Phoenician attire, thus preserving men's head-wear from 2,700 years earlier.

    It wasn't until 1826 that Sultan Mahmud II of the Ottoman Empire suppressed the Janissaries and began sweeping reforms of the military. His modernized military adopted Western style uniforms and, as headdresses, this included the fez with a cloth wrapped around it. In 1829 the Sultan ordered his civil officials to wear the plain fez and banned turbans. His intention was to coerce the populace at large to update to the fez, and the plan was successful. This was a radically egalitarian measure, which replaced the elaborate sumptuary laws that signaled rank, religion, and occupation, allowing prosperous non-Muslims to express their wealth in competitions with Muslims, foreshadowing the Tanzimat reforms. Although tradesmen and artisans generally rejected the fez, it became a symbol of modernity throughout the Near East, inspiring similar decrees in other nations (such as Iran in 1873).

    Over time, fezzes spread to other cultures, included Ottoman soldiers during the Greco-Turkish War (1897).
    To meet escalating demand, skilled fez makers were induced to immigrate from North Africa to Constantinople, where factories were established in the neighborhood of Eyüp. Styles soon multiplied, with nuances of shape, height, material, and hue competing in the market. The striking scarlet and merlot colors of the fez were initially achieved through an extract of cornel. However, the invention of low-cost synthetic dyes soon shifted production of the hat to the factories of Strakonice, Czech Republic (then in the Austrian Empire).

    The 1908 Austro-Hungarian annexation of Bosnia-Herzegovina resulted in a boycott of Austrian goods, which became known as the "Fez Boycott" due to the Austrian monopoly held on production of the hat. Although the headdress survived, the year-long boycott brought the end of its universality in the Ottoman Empire as other styles became socially acceptable.

    The fez was initially a brimless bonnet of red, white, or black with a turban woven around. Later the turban was eliminated, the bonnet shortened, and the color fixed to red. Praying while wearing a fez—instead of a headdress with brim—was easier because Muslims put their foreheads on the ground many times during the prayer sessions.

    The fez was also the main headdress in the Ottoman Empire for non-Muslims, especially for Jews. Jewish men wore the fez, usually referred to in the community by the Arabic "tarboush," especially Syrian and Palestinian Jews.

    So, seeing as Greeks are considered "white" although they are near middle eastern, and many "white folks" in the photos you point out are wholly or partially, Persian, Greek, Jewish, or Arabian (making them only "white" in contrast to the latter wearers of the fez), they were historically created and worn by "white folks" before the Moors took to wearing them--or, at least, their interpretation of them.

    1. The Greeks did not create the fez.... Europeans always try to take credit for things they did not create . The fez was brought to earth by the annunakies to the sumerians which were Moors, which were so called black pepole.....

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