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Why This Kuwaiti Beauty Blogger Is Causing A Storm Of Controversy

Brands begin to cut ties with the influencer who is not sorry for her comments on domestic workers

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25 July 2018

Kuwaiti Beauty Blogger Causing Controversy

Credit: Instagram/ @sondos_aq

With 2.3 million followers on Instagram, Sondos Alqattan is a well-known Kuwaiti beauty blogger and makeup artist, but recently the influencer has made the headlines for all the wrong reasons. The beauty blogger is at the centre of a social media storm after her controversial comments on new laws introduced in Kuwait to improve rights for Filipino domestic workers emerged.

Sondos Alqattan described Kuwait’s regulation changes as “pathetic” and disagreed that domestic workers should be given the right to retain their passport and phone, or take off one day per week. Yet, despite beauty brands cutting ties with the influencer and a global outrage over her comments, Alqattan refuses to apologise and believes the backlash is “unjustified.”

Kuwaiti Beauty Blogger and Meakup Artist, Sondos Alqattan

Credit: Instagram/ @sondos_aq

Known for sharing her makeup tutorials on Instagram, Sondos Alqattan also used the social media platform to share her condemning message on the new Kuwait laws, in a since deleted clip. The video caused widespread criticism from her fans and followers, who believed that brands should boycott the beauty influencer.

This led to several companies suspending their partnership with Sondos Alqattan, including Max Factor Arabia, whilst other brands have distanced themselves from the makeup artist. London makeup company Chelsea Beautique and perfume brand M. Micallef have also announced that they will no longer work with Alqattan.

Sondos Alqattan shared this message with her followers:

With the caption: “Don’t judge a person without full understanding of the situation. Just because you don’t agree, doesn’t mean that you’re right!”

Sondos Alqattan's Instagram Message

Credit: Instagram/ @sondos_aq