sweet_heloise (sweet_heloise) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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Beauty brands cut ties with Kuwaiti influencer Sondos Al Qattan over controversial comments




- Sondos Alqattan is a Kuwaiti beauty influencer with millions of social media followers

- Kuwait recently made regulatory reforms for Filipino domestic workers after the murder of a Filipina maid Joanna Demafelis

- Alqattan posted a video complaining about the new regulations which gives Filipino workers one day off per week and allows them to keep their passport: "How can you have a servant at home who keeps their own passport with them? And what's worse is they have one day off every week. I don't want a Filipina maid anymore."

- Her video led to backlash where critics called her racist and that she was encouraging modern slavery

- Although major beauty brands including Max Factor have dropped their sponsorship, Alqattan remains unapologetic (she's still getting major support from her fans and Kuwaiti brands)

- She made another video after the backlash saying that there are more important topics like Botox




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Tags: beauty / makeup, internet celebrities, race / racism, scandal
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