Yesterday, Kimberly Houzah, a black woman, posted a facebook video wherein she allowed viewers to watch as she was ejected from a Victoria Secret Store at the Quintard Mall. Houzah and another woman were thrown out of the store after a black woman they didn’t know was caught shop-lifting. The store manager offered no explanations and even called in security to get the women out of the store. Watch how it all went down here:
Victoria Secret issued the following statement last night:
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.
Too little too late.
I’ve also experienced racial profiling and recounted my story HERE. I haven’t been back in my hometown since and I don’t plan to be back any time soon.
In any event, we do have other options. Take your coins elsewhere and support the following Black-owned lingerie companies instead: