Victoria’s Secret has issued a statement after two black women were kicked out of their location in Oxford’s Quintard Mall on Wednesday for…being black.
Kimberly Houzah, a traveling nurse who shops with the retailer often, says she was asked to leave the store by management after another black woman was caught shoplifting.
Houzah was hurt and in total disbelief as she captured the incident via Facebook Live.
“I done got put out Victoria’s Secret…just for being black…I’m so upset,” Kimberly said before breaking down in tears.
Watch the video below.
Victoria’s Secret released a statement on their official Facebook page condemning the actions of the manager who asked the women to leave the store and noted she is no longer with the company.
We take the experience of our customer at the Quintard Mall very seriously and have reached out to her directly to express our sincere apology. What happened at our store should not have happened and does not represent who we are or what we stand for. The store associate involved in this matter is no longer employed with the company. Victoria’s Secret is adamant that all customers regardless of race be treated with dignity and respect at all times.