Michelle Obama attracts criticism for not wearing head scarf in Saudi Arabia
US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama stand with Saudi Arabia's King Salman (R) after arriving at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh on 27 January, 2015. Reuters/Jim Bourg

Michelle Obama's uncovered head has created quite a furore on social media with Twitter users from Saudi Arabia criticising the First Lady for not wearing a headscarf during her visit to the country, and their US counterparts defending Barack Obama's wife.

Although the US First Lady donned a full sleeved floral jacket and loose black trousers covering her arms and legs, she did not cover her head with a scarf, as is the tradition in Saudi Arabia.

This has incited many in the country to take to social media to vent out their ire against her for not following their dress code for women.

US nationals, on the other hand, are singing her praise leading to an unintended war erupting on Twitter with the hashtags #Michelle_Obama_Immodest and #Michelle_Obama_NotVeiled.

Check out some of the tweets by Saudi and US users on the issue below.