I don’t know about you, but I never pay attention to the samples of hotel shampoo and conditioner. I travel all the time and bring my own from home because I like the brands I use best.
Apparently pop singer Halsey doesn’t do the same and over the weekend, accused hotel chains of being racist because they don’t provide hair products for African American people. She says chains should be more inclusive and sensitive to other hair types and that they cater to white people with the products they stock in their rooms.
When someone suggested she bring her own, she replied she might be in a position to do so but others financially can’t afford it. I find that REALLY hard to believe. Has she priced travel size products lately? Because normally it’s under $1 or to save even more money, just buy reusable travel size containers you can re-fill with your products you have at home. It’s not that big of a deal.
People weren’t especially supportive of the singer, saying it was a non-issue and hotel shampoo is terrible for all hair types, not just African Americans.
Imagine being a 23-year-old multimillionaire, traveling the world to entertain legions of adoring fans, and being bothered by complimentary hotel shampoo… https://t.co/sVqmXFreZ0
— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) April 28, 2018
I’m sorry, but this is so stupid…the shampoo they have in hotel bathrooms is CHEAP crap that really isn’t great for anyone’s hair, regardless of race. I know racism and inequality is still a big problem, but don’t create non-issues, it doesn’t help anyone. https://t.co/hAWZKa1q37
— Kimmi💖💜 (@KimmiSmiles) April 28, 2018
Dear @Halsey, I don’t know anyone who uses hotel shampoo. It’s generic “one size fits all” shampoo that they buy in bulk. It’s not “white” shampoo, it’s cheap shampoo. You think all “white people” have the same hair needs? If you want to find racism see your own ignorant tweet. https://t.co/PqoQItTjb5
— Chris Loesch (@ChrisLoesch) April 27, 2018
I couldn’t agree with this person more.
There are literally people who can’t find clean water to take showers, let alone shampoo. Kids would kill to be in your position, having such a small problem like shampoo not accommodating with your hair. Hotel shampoo is free. Go lay in the 5-Star bed and move on.
— Katie Kormylo (@katiekormylo25) April 27, 2018