Pop star SZA was racially profiled while shopping at a Sephora store in California. Sephora will be closing tomorrow for their “We Belong To Something Beautiful” campaign, all employees will be retrained.
What We Know:
- According to NBC News, “Sephora will close more than 400 stores in the United States on the morning of June 5 to host an inclusion workshop for its employees.”
- The popular store was already set to closing due to training all employees for equal rights. Their new slogan “We Belong to Something Beautiful” campaign was not the result of the recent encounter of SZA.
- On April 30, SZA said, “I was shopping for Fenty Beauty products at a Calabasas store outside of Los Angles when an employee, “Sandy Sephora,” called security to make sure I wasn’t stealing,”
- Rihanna saw the incident on Twitter and sent SZA a gift card and a handwritten note that read, “Go buy yo’ Fenty Beauty in peace sis! One love, Rhianna.”
- NBC said Other retailers including Nike, Papa John’s and Starbucks instituted diversity training programs in the last year after allegations of wrongdoing.
Racially Profiling has become so common now and has occurred so much that all businesses need to train their employees on how to handle certain situations, rather than accusing someone of something they aren’t 100% sure on.
In a series of tweets several weeks ago, SZA said she was shopping for Fenty Beauty products at a Calabasas store outside of Los Angeles when an employee, whom she nicknamed "Sandy Sephora," called security to make sure she wasn't stealing.https://t.co/dmZTyQgPl7
— NBCBLK (@NBCBLK) June 1, 2019