High street makeup powerhouse Sephora has announced it will close all its US stores, distribution centres and corporate office for employee training after a racial profiling incident involving Grammy-nominated singer SZA.
The black R&B star earlier tweeted she was in one of the beauty chain’s shops when security was called on her.
In a statement posted to social media on May 24, Sephora said it would close on Wednesday morning to “host inclusion workshops for our employees.”
“These values have always been at the heart of Sephora, and we’re excited to welcome everyone when we reopen,” the company added.
SZA had tweeted that security was called “to make sure I wasn’t stealing”, while she was at a Sephora store northwest of Los Angeles.
She added: “We had a long talk. U have a blessed day Sandy,” referring to an employee.
Lmao Sandy Sephora location 614 Calabasas called security to make sure I wasn’t stealing . We had a long talk. U have a blessed day Sandy