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Woman Gets Dropped From L’Oréal’s Campaign Because Of Her Acne, She Responds With A Powerfull Message
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Woman Gets Dropped From L’Oréal’s Campaign Because Of Her Acne, She Responds With A Powerfull Message

A British beauty vlogger was outraged when L’Oréal refused to have her in their advertisements, after initially making an offer to the girl. The brand representatives argued that they do not work with models who have acne scars.

Kadeeja Khan hosts a beauty blog, where she publishes educational videos about makeup, experiences with different images and cosmetics, or simply advertises some products. So how is she different from the hundreds of other, similar bloggers? Among other things, Kadeeja has skin problems and does not hesitate to show it.

Almost all of Kadeeja’s posts are accompanied by an inspiring body image positive message, which her 136,000 followers love. Recently, L’Oreal offered her the chance to go to France, to help promote the launch of a new range of vegan hair dye.

Kadeeja was happy to accept the offer and agreed to all terms of the deal. But after a few days, L’Oreal sent an email to Kadeeja, in which they stated that she would no longer be required for any modeling work. After a couple of days of silence, she decided to share her thoughts with her followers.

“I’m already used to ‘trolls’ trying to bring me down. But coming from a global international brand? That really hurt. It honestly made me feel like there really is not any room in the industry for natural beauty. It made me feel that “you’re worth it” … ONLY if you’re perfect. However, it has given me fuel. Fuel to continue to show you that you are beautiful no matter what ANYONE says. Never stop loving yourself for who you are & NEVER change.”

The cosmetics company responded with this message:

“We deeply apologize for any upset caused and have made direct contact with the individuals involved to clarify this unfortunate misunderstanding. The photoshoot was designed to support a new hair color launch and feature hairdressers and lifestyle bloggers. Unfortunately, a misunderstanding resulted in the agency casting bloggers with skin concerns for this shoot. This resulted in the wrong profile being cast, which was then poorly and insensitively communicated to the individuals concerned. We do not have regulations in place that restrict us from working with people with skin conditions. At L’Oréal we work with women and men with all skin types and celebrate natural beauty in all its diversity.”

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Kadeeja Khan hosts a beauty blog, where she publishes educational videos about makeup

Recently, L’Oreal offered her the chance to go to France, to help promote the launch of a new range of vegan hair dye

Kadeeja was happy to accept the offer and agreed to all terms of the deal. But after a few days, L’Oreal sent this email:

After a couple of days silence, she decided to share her thoughts with her followers

“I’m already used to ‘trolls’ trying to bring me down. But coming from a global international brand? That really hurt”

“It honestly made me feel like there really is not any room in the industry for people like me. It made me feel that “you’re worth it” … ONLY if you’re perfect”

“However, it has given me fuel. Fuel to continue to show you that you are beautiful no matter what ANYONE says”

“Never stop loving yourself for who you are & NEVER change”

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Ed
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Honestly, she looks better without all that crap on her face.

Ben Smith
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm 6'2 and 200 lbs. I applied to be a horse jockey but was rejected. I'm going to sue. When will standards change...people of any size can be a horse jockey!! Oh...wait...

Serena Dzudie
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I agree that standards should change. But there are places with super strict regulations, you know. There's a dance school in France that won't take you if you're too tall, too short, overweight etc. Some places are like that, you know. Did you apply for various places and get rejected? That's a serious issue and I agree that you were wronged. Did you apply for only that one place? Then who knows? Maybe they have reasons. Maybe they're looking for a someone in x Did they address the issue of your appearance personally when rejecting you? Then they're messed up. But still, I feel like some areas in business are like that, you know. True, it doesn't justify their rash judgement based only on appearances but it's kind of important for them if they show only their good side. It's the same way some actors get no work because they aren't 'camera worthy'. I don't think it's that much of a bad thing if they didn't mock you about it or something.

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sunnyrei82
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Maybe I'm too naive... but... is there the possibility that they rejected her because they don't want the risk of their product cause her any allergic reaction and then get into legal trouble?? It's not like I am defending big corporations or saying they're not the classic Big Bad Wolf... but... we aaaalways jump defensively in stories like this and seeing the face of the Devil on any company's face, we think they ALWAYS are evil, they ALWAYS try to minimize the common, average person.. but.. couldn't there be other reasons once in a while?

Kristel
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If this was the case, they would (or else should) have stated this in their message! It would be totally appropriate reason. And since they did not do that, I do not think this is the reason why they rejected her.

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Ed
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Honestly, she looks better without all that crap on her face.

Ben Smith
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm 6'2 and 200 lbs. I applied to be a horse jockey but was rejected. I'm going to sue. When will standards change...people of any size can be a horse jockey!! Oh...wait...

Serena Dzudie
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I agree that standards should change. But there are places with super strict regulations, you know. There's a dance school in France that won't take you if you're too tall, too short, overweight etc. Some places are like that, you know. Did you apply for various places and get rejected? That's a serious issue and I agree that you were wronged. Did you apply for only that one place? Then who knows? Maybe they have reasons. Maybe they're looking for a someone in x Did they address the issue of your appearance personally when rejecting you? Then they're messed up. But still, I feel like some areas in business are like that, you know. True, it doesn't justify their rash judgement based only on appearances but it's kind of important for them if they show only their good side. It's the same way some actors get no work because they aren't 'camera worthy'. I don't think it's that much of a bad thing if they didn't mock you about it or something.

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sunnyrei82
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Maybe I'm too naive... but... is there the possibility that they rejected her because they don't want the risk of their product cause her any allergic reaction and then get into legal trouble?? It's not like I am defending big corporations or saying they're not the classic Big Bad Wolf... but... we aaaalways jump defensively in stories like this and seeing the face of the Devil on any company's face, we think they ALWAYS are evil, they ALWAYS try to minimize the common, average person.. but.. couldn't there be other reasons once in a while?

Kristel
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If this was the case, they would (or else should) have stated this in their message! It would be totally appropriate reason. And since they did not do that, I do not think this is the reason why they rejected her.

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