Shopper attacks British shoeline Boots for alleged racism

Boots said tags are put on items which could be stolen ‘regardless of what the product is’

Boots said tags are put on items which could be stolen ‘regardless of what the product is’ ( Getty Images )

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A black shopper has attacked Boots for alleged racism, complaining that security tags were only present on “black” hair products but not those for “white people”.

Natasha Wright, a make-up artist, posted a video online showing rows of hair essentials labelled “black hair care” sealed by security devices, designed to prevent theft.

But in the next aisle were rows of hair essentials for “white” people, including Aussie and L’Oreal brands, untagged despite some costing £10 each.

She wrote on Facebook: “As a person of colour it’s a wonderful thing when we can do a beauty shop all in one place, it makes you feel included.”

“To be made to feel like second class citizens is an absolute travesty,” adding in block capitals: “shame on you Boots”.

In reaction, Boots said its staff put security tags on items they believe are being stolen “regardless” of what they are.

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