Hijab model pulls out of L’Oreal ad

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UK attractiveness blogger Amena Khan says she is pulling out of a L’Oreal campaign.

In a post on Instagram she says she’s stepping down from your campaign “because of the current discussions surrounding it”.

The girl decision follows the discovery associated with tweets she wrote in 2014, which some have branded since “anti-Israel”.

It comes just times after she told Newsbeat she was delighted as the first woman in a hijab to become part of a mainstream advert meant for hair care.

In her Instagram article she says: “I recently had taken part in a campaign, which thrilled me because it celebrated inclusivity. inch

She procedes explain that she is stepping down “with regret” because “the current discussions surrounding it detract from the beneficial and inclusive sentiment that it attempted to deliver”.

It comes after accusations that she expressed “anti-Israel” views in a number of tweets from 2014.

Newsbeat have not seen the tweets as they have been deleted but in her blog post, Amena apologises for them, saying she actually is sorry for the “upset and hurt” they’ve caused.

“Championing diversity is one of my interests, I don’t discriminate against anybody, ” she adds.

Amena had hoped her part would inspire and empower additional women who wear headscarves.

Earlier this month, the lady told Newsbeat: “It’s a system for diverse voices and females who don’t fit the very filter mould of beauty. ”

The spokesperson for L’Oreal Paris informed Newsbeat: “We have recently been produced aware of a series of tweets posted within 2014 by Amena Kahn, who had been featured in a UK advertising campaign.

“We appreciate that will Amena has since apologised for your content of these tweets and the offence they have caused.

“L’Oreal Paris is committed to tolerance plus respect towards all people. We concur with her decision to step lower from the campaign. ”

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