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Just days after shooting her first beauty campaign with L’Oréal Paris, London blogger and model, Amena Kahn, has stepped down amid controversy over several anti-Semitic posts recently discovered on social media. Kahn was set to be the first Hijab Model to appear in a mainstream beauty campaign promoting diversity through the brand’s Elvive line. In a statement on Instagram she wrote, “I deeply regret the content of the tweets I made in 2014 and sincerely apologise for the upset and hurt that 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 that I stand for.”
A spokesperson for L’Oréal shared with WWD, “We have recently been made aware of a series of tweets posted in 2014 by Amena Kahn, who was featured in a U.K. advertising campaign. We appreciate that Amena has since apologized for the content of these tweets and the offense they have caused. L’Oréal Paris is committed to tolerance and respect towards all people. We agree with her decision to step down from the campaign.” Last year L’Oréal Paris severed ties with its first transgendered model, Munroe Bergorf, among the discovery of racist comments on the model’s Facebook account.
Christie Brinkley’s Authentic Skin Care is getting some color in 2018. The brand will will launch 22 new products ranging from foundations, eye concealers, highlighters, powder blush, powder bronzer, eye shadow palettes, mascara, brow-defining pencils and lipsticks, according to WWD. The collection, which debuts February 8th on HSN and rolls out later at select Kohls, will range from $13.95 – $27.95.