L’Oreal’s first hijab-wearing hair care model steps down over 2014 Israel tweets
 Blogger and model Amena Khan, featured in the new L'Oreal Paris hair campaign. YouTube/L'Oreal UK

Blogger and model Amena Khan, featured in the new L'Oreal Paris hair campaign. YouTube/L'Oreal UK

L’Oreal Paris recently made history when it featured model Amena Khan in its new hair product campaign, but when tweets she penned in 2014 made the rounds online, she announced she would step down.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution was not able to view the now-deleted tweets, but screenshots of Khan’s comments showed she referred to Israel as a “sinister state” and said the country is full of "child murderers."

Khan, a British beauty blogger, model and co-founder of Ardere Cosmetics, was recognized for becoming the first hijab-wearing model to star in a hair campaign for a major international brand last week.

Read the full story at AJC.com.

Fiza Pirani