A TikToker named of Alyson posted a video from her recent trip to Walmart that has a lot of people questioning the company’s practices. In the video, she is in the makeup section and shows that only the concealer shades for dark skin have security tags on them.
Alyson says, “Okay, so, I’m at my local Walmart, and I’m just looking at the makeup section, and I noticed this. I’m looking at the concealers, and they’re all normal, but then once you get to the darker shades, they have little security tags all over them. But they don’t for the lighter shades.”
She adds, “So Walmart, tell me that you’re racist without actually saying that you’re racist.”
Racist Walmart in Kentucky puts security tags on just the darker shades of makeup pic.twitter.com/gMn7qCylZw— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) March 1, 2021
This isn’t the first time Walmart has been put on blast for locking up products for people of color. They have also been known to lock up hair care products for African Americans. In June of last year, they announced they would end this after dealing with a discrimination lawsuit.
I’ve gone to 5+ Walmarts where they lock up all the Black hair care & makeup. Then you have to WAIT like 25-30 minutes to find somebody that has the key in order for you to pick out your item, THEN the worker rushes you and walks you item up behind the register. But It cost $5.😒 pic.twitter.com/HOn6nGKpqd— Tiffeloyx Be In The Comments (@tiffeloyx) March 2, 2021
This is exhausting— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) March 1, 2021
Bruh, you had me at Kentucky.— BigTeezy (@TNSouthernlib) March 1, 2021
@Walmart didn't y'all just get sued for this? Looks like y'all are trying to go for round two.— ReleaseTheCracklins (@YouDont05020647) March 1, 2021
How are ppl ok with this? What went thru their minds?? Darker skinned folks steal more??? MY GOD— Stacey (@nursegalmom) March 1, 2021
This happens so damn much, and there's always an excuse. It happens with pharmacies in the poorer parts of cities, as well. It's so f*cking vile.— Ghost Dog (@JeetoCheesus) March 1, 2021