Twitterati celebrate as Gap ad campaign features little girl in hijab

Model Hamdia Ahmed and activist Blair Imani were quick to laud the international fashion brand's efforts


Entertainment Desk August 07, 2018
PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/GAP KIDS

Global brands don't often feature Muslims in their ad campaigns. Over the passage of time, many have highlighted how minorities such as African-Americans, Hispanics and sometimes even Muslims are not represented on the larger scale that promotes a positive image of them.

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Recently, pop singer Rihanna became the first African-American to make it to the cover of British Vogue and the community was ecstatic over her inclusion. Much like the fashion magazine, American apparel company Gap recently released their back-to-school campaign. Pleasantly surprising, the ad featured a little girl clad in a Muslim head scarf.



Model Hamdia Ahmed who was the first Miss Maine pagaent contestant to wear a hijab took notice of Gap's ad. Spotting the little girl in a hijab made her connect to the ad on a personal level. She was glad that her community was finally getting a positive representation in mainstream media.



American activist Blair Imani was also quick to laud the efforts by Gap.

https://twitter.com/BlairImani/status/1026628605265240064

Twitter users loved the back-to-school campaign as well stating that it promotes tolerance and spreads the message of peace.











https://twitter.com/shhirsi/status/1026605429584011264

https://twitter.com/YelZelal/status/1025017936640200704

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