A popular American fashion company has created a new “denim hijab” that they are trying to market because of how “cool” it is.
American Eagle Outfiters, known for manufacturing clothing for teenagers, created the new hijab to capitalize on the “popularity” of Islam in America.
The item was posted by the company’s official Twitter account.
— American Eagle (@AEO) July 9, 2017
Not surprisingly, Twitter users immediately criticized the company for creating such a ridiculous item.
Denim hijab from American Eagle? What? Also, I would never wear denim on my head. pic.twitter.com/UzVBKglitj
— Deanna ديانا (@deannaothman) July 13, 2017
you found a market to appeal to which is good. A market that subjugates girls and women. Not so good
— BikerChick85 (@booloojenks) July 14, 2017
More like: Culture of Oppression Outfitters
— Gods Lamb (@gods_slam) July 14, 2017
However, American Eagle isn’t the first company to try and cash in on Islam. Nike previously released this:
Nike becomes first major brand to launch hijab for women https://t.co/1NjsztLgKH
— CorbettG (@colleengal69) July 15, 2017
Conservative Tribune reports:
Speaking of originality, the slogan on the company’s website that sells the hijab says, “Wear it your way, make it as original as you are.”
Two things we can gather from that slogan:
1. American Eagle doesn’t really know what it’s doing, so it gave customers a ball of fabric and said, “here, we don’t know what to do with this but you’ll figure it out.”
2. The company don’t understand the concept of originality. When literally a whole religion of women have to wear these cloths as a sign of subservience — millions upon millions of them the world over — it doesn’t seem so original to us.
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