A British Beauty Blogger and the first ever hijiab wearing L’Oreal Model has stepped down after tweets from 2014 were revealed.
On January 14 Khan announced that she was really proud to be part of the new L’Oreal ad campaign.
Amena Khan posted on her Insta Account that she is no longer a part of the campaign, where she had only been in for a week, because of all the ongoing conversations about the tweets.
In her tweets in 2014 she called Israel a Sinister and Illegal State which some people found offensive and labeled the tweets as anti-Israel.
Khan has now deleted the tweets.
In her Instagram post, 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.
‘I recently took part in a campaign, which excited me because it celebrated inclusivity.
‘With deep regret, I’ve decided to step down from this campaign because the current conversations surrounding it detract from the positive and inclusive sentiment that it set out to deliver.’
A spokesperson for L’Oreal Paris told BBC Newsbeat: ‘We have recently been made aware of a series of tweets posted in 2014 by Amena Khan, who was featured in a UK advertising campaign.
‘We appreciate that Amena has since apologised for the content of these tweets and the offence they have caused. ‘L’Oreal Paris is committed to tolerance and respect towards all people. We agree with her decision to step down from the campaign.’