Halsey Calls Out the Hotel Industry for Its Lack of Inclusive Toiletries
Halsey isn’t afraid to speak her mind: Just this week, the “Him & I” singer opened up about the miscarriage she suffered onstage in 2015 and her current plans to freeze her eggs while appearing on The Doctors. Now, she’s sounding off about yet another topic that hits close to home: a lack of inclusivity in hotel toiletries.
The biracial singer signed onto Twitter on Friday to address a problematic issue she’s experienced during her worldwide travels, writing, “I’ve been traveling for years now and it’s been so frustrating that the hotel toiletry industry entirely alienates people of color. I can’t use this perfumed watered down white people shampoo. Neither can 50 percent of your customers. Annoying.”
While some didn’t immediately see the issue with the lack of diversity in toiletry options, pointing out that she could bring her own supplies if she wanted to, for the 23-year-old, the issue went far deeper than a personal preference for sudsing up.
“…Mass production of those products as the standard is part of a greater problem of disenfranchisement. If white [people] can enjoy the luxury/convenience, there should be an option for everyone to. Its an ‘insignificant’ example of a bigger problem.”
She went on to add that standardizing such conveniences sent a larger message to hotel customers. “When you make white products the standard, it makes white the ‘normal.’ I was only trying to provoke some thought about the way these things impact our perception. That’s all. 🤷🏻♀️ … It’s about being made to feel un-included. Which is, obviously, a far greater problem than shampoo.”
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