BOOTS has been accused of racism for putting security tags on hair products for black customers while ones for whites were untagged.
Make-up artist Natasha Wright was shocked to see the anti-theft devices in one store.
Anti-theft strips were placed on items in the ‘black haircare’ section in a Boots store[/caption]
Footage she put on Facebook shows how shelves of expensive haircare products aimed at European woman — including the L’Oreal and Aussie brands — were untagged in spite of costing up to £10.
But under the shelf labelled “black haircare” the products had small security strips — even those priced at just £5.50.
Natasha, who was in a Boots branch on Wembley High Road. North West London, can be heard on the video saying: “Boots, what are you trying to say? If you think we’re going to be coming into your store stealing, don’t bother to stock it.
“Stick to what you know best. But don’t insult us, Boots.”
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She later told The Sun: “We are being made to feel like second-class citizens. Shame on you, Boots.”
Martyn James, of consumer group Resolver, said: “It’s 2019 — and in these modern times, it should be one rule for all, not for some.”
But Boots said: “To prevent theft our colleagues add security tags to the products they believe are being stolen. They do this regardless of what the product is, the cost of it, or which aisle they are on.”
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