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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Controversial Kuwaiti Social Media Star Loses Sponsorships After Racist Rant

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Three international brands - cosmetics giant Max Factor,  French perfume brand M. Micallef and London-based Chelsea Beautique - have cut ties with Sondos Alqattan, the Kuwaiti social media star who became infamous for her rant against recently introduced laws giving Filipino workers (helpers) a day off per week and banning employers from holding their passports.
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This post is filed under: make up, instagram star, influencer, eyelash lift, feather eyebrows, beauty, lip gloss, racist, rant, OFW, Kuwait    Three international brands - cosmetics giant Max Factor,  French perfume brand M. Micallef and London-based Chelsea Beautique - have cut ties with Sondos Alqattan, the Kuwaiti social media star who became infamous for her rant against recently introduced laws giving Filipino workers (helpers) a day off per week and banning employers from holding their passports.  French perfume brand M. Micallef and London-based Chelsea Beautique were the first to fire the beauty and fashion influencer amid calls for a boycott of businesses linked to Alqattan.    “We are absolutely shocked by the behaviour of Sondos Alqattan, and we deeply regret the relationship with her, which we are terminating with immediate effect,” a spokesperson for M. Micallef said.    Cosmetics brand Chelsea Beautique, meanwhile, said in a statement that they had decided to remove a video, sponsored by Alqattan, from their channels. “We believe that decent working conditions should be provided to everyone and such behaviour does not represent our brand’s core beliefs,” the statement read.    On Monday afternoon, Max Factor said it would suspend all work with the make-up artist. “Max Factor Arabia was shocked by the comments made…regarding the new labor law in Kuwait,” a spokesperson told Gulf News. “Max Factor Arabia is taking this incident very seriously and have immediately suspended all collaborations with Sondos.”    Other international brands that have worked with Alqattan, including MAC Cosmetics, Shisheido, Etudes House, and Anastasia Beverly Hills, had not issued any statements so far.    Local companies, including Al Jazeera Perfumes, Beauty Pop DXB, Yara Jewellery, the Cambridge Weight Plan, and online store Boutiqaat, where Alqattan sells her range of cosmetics, have also not responded.    The Kuwaiti social media star remained unapologetic on the issue. Qattan told media that the outcry was "unjustified" and did not require an apology.  "All I said was that the employer was entitled to keep the servant's passport, and that many Kuwaitis and Gulf nationals agree with me," said Qattan.    Qattan's comments in the now deleted clip sparked outrage on social media, with many Twitter and Instagram users calling on brands that work with the makeup artist to sever ties. The video of her rant can be seen below.  Earlier this year, Kuwait and the Philippines signed a memorandum of agreement, ensuring that Filipino workers, often employed as maids or housekeepers, would be given greater protections.    This agreement effectively banned the practice of an employer holding their maid’s passport, whilst requiring that workers be provided food, clothing, health insurance, and one day off each week.  This post is filed under: make up, instagram star, influencer, eyelash lift, feather eyebrows, beauty, lip gloss, racist, rant, OFW, Kuwait
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French perfume brand M. Micallef and London-based Chelsea Beautique were the first to fire the beauty and fashion influencer amid calls for a boycott of businesses linked to Alqattan.

“We are absolutely shocked by the behaviour of Sondos Alqattan, and we deeply regret the relationship with her, which we are terminating with immediate effect,” a spokesperson for M. Micallef said.

Cosmetics brand Chelsea Beautique, meanwhile, said in a statement that they had decided to remove a video, sponsored by Alqattan, from their channels. “We believe that decent working conditions should be provided to everyone and such behaviour does not represent our brand’s core beliefs,” the statement read.

On Monday afternoon, Max Factor said it would suspend all work with the make-up artist. “Max Factor Arabia was shocked by the comments made…regarding the new labor law in Kuwait,” a spokesperson told Gulf News. “Max Factor Arabia is taking this incident very seriously and have immediately suspended all collaborations with Sondos.”

Other international brands that have worked with Alqattan, including MAC Cosmetics, Shisheido, Etudes House, and Anastasia Beverly Hills, had not issued any statements so far.

Local companies, including Al Jazeera Perfumes, Beauty Pop DXB, Yara Jewellery, the Cambridge Weight Plan, and online store Boutiqaat, where Alqattan sells her range of cosmetics, have also not responded.


The Kuwaiti social media star remained unapologetic on the issue. She has over 2 Million followers in Instagram and thousands in Facebook and YouTubeQattan told media that the outcry was "unjustified" and did not require an apology.  "All I said was that the employer was entitled to keep the servant's passport, and that many Kuwaitis and Gulf nationals agree with me," said Qattan.
This post is filed under: make up, instagram star, influencer, eyelash lift, feather eyebrows, beauty, lip gloss, racist, rant, OFW, Kuwait    Three international brands - cosmetics giant Max Factor,  French perfume brand M. Micallef and London-based Chelsea Beautique - have cut ties with Sondos Alqattan, the Kuwaiti social media star who became infamous for her rant against recently introduced laws giving Filipino workers (helpers) a day off per week and banning employers from holding their passports.  French perfume brand M. Micallef and London-based Chelsea Beautique were the first to fire the beauty and fashion influencer amid calls for a boycott of businesses linked to Alqattan.    “We are absolutely shocked by the behaviour of Sondos Alqattan, and we deeply regret the relationship with her, which we are terminating with immediate effect,” a spokesperson for M. Micallef said.    Cosmetics brand Chelsea Beautique, meanwhile, said in a statement that they had decided to remove a video, sponsored by Alqattan, from their channels. “We believe that decent working conditions should be provided to everyone and such behaviour does not represent our brand’s core beliefs,” the statement read.    On Monday afternoon, Max Factor said it would suspend all work with the make-up artist. “Max Factor Arabia was shocked by the comments made…regarding the new labor law in Kuwait,” a spokesperson told Gulf News. “Max Factor Arabia is taking this incident very seriously and have immediately suspended all collaborations with Sondos.”    Other international brands that have worked with Alqattan, including MAC Cosmetics, Shisheido, Etudes House, and Anastasia Beverly Hills, had not issued any statements so far.    Local companies, including Al Jazeera Perfumes, Beauty Pop DXB, Yara Jewellery, the Cambridge Weight Plan, and online store Boutiqaat, where Alqattan sells her range of cosmetics, have also not responded.    The Kuwaiti social media star remained unapologetic on the issue. Qattan told media that the outcry was "unjustified" and did not require an apology.  "All I said was that the employer was entitled to keep the servant's passport, and that many Kuwaitis and Gulf nationals agree with me," said Qattan.    Qattan's comments in the now deleted clip sparked outrage on social media, with many Twitter and Instagram users calling on brands that work with the makeup artist to sever ties. The video of her rant can be seen below.  Earlier this year, Kuwait and the Philippines signed a memorandum of agreement, ensuring that Filipino workers, often employed as maids or housekeepers, would be given greater protections.    This agreement effectively banned the practice of an employer holding their maid’s passport, whilst requiring that workers be provided food, clothing, health insurance, and one day off each week.

Qattan's comments in the now deleted clip sparked outrage on social media, with many Twitter and Instagram users calling on brands that work with the makeup artist to sever ties. The video of her rant can be seen below.


Earlier this year, Kuwait and the Philippines signed a memorandum of agreement, ensuring that Filipino workers, often employed as maids or housekeepers, would be given greater protections. Kuwait employs almost 700,000 domestic workers, out of a population of four million. Many of them come from the Philippines.

This agreement effectively banned the practice of an employer holding their maid’s passport, whilst requiring that workers be provided food, clothing, health insurance, and one day off each week.

This post is filed under: make up, instagram star, influencer, eyelash lift, feather eyebrows, beauty, lip gloss, racist, rant, OFW, Kuwait


HSWs Bound For Kuwait Assured Employers Has The Capacity To Pay Their Salary

The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Kuwait has resumed accepting applications for domestic workers or those who are being issued visa 20 in Kuwait starting June 4 but with an additional requirement for the employers. They must submit a proof of capacity to pay the salary of the household service worker.  The ban on the deployment of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) was lifted after the Kuwaiti government agrees with the conditions set by the Philippine government through a memorandum of understanding signed by both countries assuring the welfare and safety of the OFWs deployed in the Gulf State.  Advertisement        Sponsored Links   Lomondot said they already received from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in Manila the guidelines on the resumption of the deployment of domestic workers to the Gulf State following the implementation of Administrative Order 254-a signed by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III which officially lifted the deployment ban on domestic helpers to Kuwait.  The POEA guidelines are in accordance with the agreement on employment of domestic workers signed by the two countries on May 11, 2018. According to the guideline, a household service worker applicant should pass training from a POEA-accredited institution and should undergo orientation on the law, customs, and traditions of Kuwait.  One new and important addition to the guidelines is the capacity of the employer to pay the proper amount of compensation.    He added that the Philippine Recruitment Agencies (PRA) were directed to adhere to the POEA guidelines and help the government in its implementation.  The Philippine Embassy in Kuwait also expects more personnel to efficiently assist all 260,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the State of Kuwait wherein around 150,000 of the said number work as household service workers.  Meanwhile, Lomondot conveyed the Kuwaiti government’s appreciation of the positive developments in its labor cooperation and diplomatic relations with the Philippines.   The Philippine Embassy and Kuwait’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs are constantly holding joint meetings to further discuss the provisions and the implementation of the signed memorandum of understanding.    READ MORE: Can A Family Of Five Survive With P10K Income In A Month?  Authorized Travel Agency To Process Temporary Visa Bound to South Korea  Who Can Skip Online Appointment And Use The DFA Courtesy Lane For Passport Processing?  Do You Want College Scholarship? Check This Out Now!    What Is SSS PESO Fund And How You Can Invest In It  No HSWs Has Been Sent To Kuwait Yet After Lifting Of Ban    In Demand College Courses Which Only A Few Take Up    OFWs Must Save, Get Insurance And Have An Investment

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