American Eagle is reaching out to the Muslim community and offering up a denim hijab for sale at its online locations.
So much for the American in the Eagle. Apparently, a hijab is now considered traditional American garb?
The company’s nabbed the services of Muslim model Halima Aden to style the head covering and help sell it to America’s youth.
“She caught our attention at 2016’s Miss Minnesota USA, where she competed in a burkini & hijab,” tweeted American Eagle, beneath a fast-moving few-second video of Aden doing a few dance steps in the streets while wearing various outfits all capped by the hijab.
“Wear it your way,” the product details read. “Make it as original as you are.”
Just don’t let ISIS see you. Or disapproving dads who wouldn’t hesitate an honor kill on their too-Westernized daughters.
The advertising campaign didn’t get into all that. But let’s be real. The hijab isn’t exactly a fashion statement. It’s a sign of female enslavement, all in the name of Allah.
That’s not to say women who wear it can’t look pretty, though.
But beware the acid. That’s all I’m sayin.
Nike’s recently come out with a hijab as well.
“It you have a body, you’re an athlete,” is that company’s tag line about its hijab.
That’s perhaps a bit of a stretch on standards. But it’s a nice slogan — a nice inclusive reach-out to the couch potato crowd. And the Muslims.