L'Oreal Color's Hijab-Clad Model Steps Down Amid Claims Of Anti-Semitism

Well, that was quick ...

From barfiCulture:
Last week Amena Khan made headlines worldwide for being the first hijabi model hired by a major cosmetics company for a hair-care campaign.

Today she announced she had stepped down.

In a statement posted to Instagram today she wrote:

“I deeply regret the contents of the tweets I made in 2014, and sincerely apologise for the upset and hurt they have caused. Championing diversity is one of my passions, I don’t discriminate against anyone. I have chosen to delete them as they do not represent the message of harmony I stand for.”

“I recently took part in a campaign, which excited me because it celebrated inclusivity. With deep regret I have decided to step down from this campaign because the current conversations surrounding it detract from the positive and inclusive sentiment that I set out to deliver.”

Amena Khan had been chosen to be part the L’Oreal Paris campaign alongside with 15 other stylists and models for a hair campaign. The British stylist is well known on social media, with nearly 400K subscribers on YouTube and nearly 600K followers on Instagram.

Her videos feature a mix of focusing on beauty, make-up, home styling and her own life. [...]

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