(Updated at 1:55 p.m.) Cosmetics chain Sephora will close its stores for training on Wednesday (June 5), after R&B singer SZA accused the store of racial profiling.
The stores will be closed for one hour, The New York Times reported. Sephora has a spot in Tysons Corner Center on the second level across from another cosmetics store — Morphe.
In April, SZA tweeted that a Sephora store in California “called security to make sure I wasn’t stealing.”
Lmao Sandy Sephora location 614 Calabasas called security to make sure I wasn’t stealing . We had a long talk. U have a blessed day Sandy
— SZA (@sza) May 1, 2019
Sephora tweeted back on May 1: “You are a part of the Sephora family, and we are committed to ensuring every member of our community feels welcome and included at our stores.”
In another tweet the same day, the company also said that they “take complaints like this very seriously and are actively working with our teams to address the situation immediately.”
Then on Thursday, May 23, Sephora posted on Facebook:
On the morning of 6/5, every Sephora store, distribution center, and corporate office in the US will close to host inclusion workshops for our employees. These values have always been at the heart of Sephora, and we’re excited to welcome everyone when we reopen.
The stores will reopen after the one-hour-long inclusion training, The New York Times reported.
The Paris-based chain offers more than 300 brands and its own private label.
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