Gap Put Little Girl in a Hijab in Their Ad, Twitter Celebrates
It is no hidden fact that mainstream brands have had difficulty showing true diverse representation in their campaigns in the past. Whether it be African-Americans, Latinx or Muslims, huge brands rarely show their correct representation in ads or otherwise. But Gap Kids unveiled their latest back-to-school campaign and we were pleasantly surprised to see a little girl in a hijab in the midst.
Taking on the new school year together with all the things that connect us. Get into Superdenim-it’s comfy, soft, and ready for recess (and all sorts of adventures): https://t.co/OPtll59ig0. #GapToSchool pic.twitter.com/chR0SZEaZT
— GapKids (@GapKids) July 24, 2018
The show of correct representation for Muslims was greatly appreciated by all since we rarely get the chance to be represented in a positive light. Twitter, of course, had a lot to say. Everyone seemed to be applauding the brand for taking such a necessary and diverse step.
@GapKids Seen a little girl wearing a sparkly slip on hijab on a gap poster today at the mall and it made my day!
— saima (@shhirsi) August 6, 2018
— شدى (@shadahdaboss) August 5, 2018
RETWEET THIS! pic.twitter.com/D2jX0RcipQ
— StanceGrounded (@_SJPeace_) August 5, 2018
idk what’s cuter the fact that gap put a little hijabi in their recent ad or the fact that she’s rockin the ol’ school slip on hijab we all used to wear lol
— yasu (@theeelioness) August 5, 2018
Hamdia Ahmed, model who made history herself by being the first hijabi contestant in the Miss Maine pagaent, also noticed and lauded Gap for their efforts.
Back to school ad for Gap.!! This makes me so happy OMG.!😭😭 pic.twitter.com/n97dogf25H
— Hamdia Ahmed (@hamdia_ahmed) August 5, 2018
Blair Imani, an American activist, was also quite happy to see the inclusivity.
Finally. A diverse campaign that doesn’t center whiteness. Alhamdulilah. https://t.co/z3J5f6kq1d
— Blair Imani (@BlairImani) August 7, 2018
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