Sephora has announced its decision to close down all US locations and offices this week for a day of diversity training. The move comes after an incident last month, where SZA was reportedly accused of stealing while shopping for some Fenty beauty. Naturally, the singer took to Twitter to call out Sandy from the Sephora location in Calabasas, writing “Can a bitch cop her Fenty in peace er whut?”
Talk about a right all of us should enjoy.
Of course, SZA fans and pretty much everyone else with a brain reacted online, sharing their support for the singer and criticising the mega beauty retailer for racial profiling. Eventually, the brand responded and apologised to the singer.
“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,” they wrote.
Now, they’ve also decided to shut down all locations, including its 460 American stores, on Wednesday in order to educate their employees as part of their new “commitment to a more inclusive beauty community.”
“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,” they wrote in an Instagram post. “These values have always been at the heart of Sephora, and we’re excited to welcome everyone when we reopen.”
Along with the post, Sephora also shared a video, in which they highlighted their “[belief] in championing all beauty, living with courage, and standing fearlessly together to celebrate our differences.”
As for SZA, she lucked out — Rihanna sent her a Fenty beauty card so she can shop in peace. Thank God.