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It's no secret that the variety of products available in most hotels is pretty sparse. Some only have two clothes hangers for a fortnight stay, someone tell us how that works please.
Others have a shoddy selection of tea and coffee products - we only wanted an orange, cinnamon, blackcurrant and bacon tea (in an origami bag, preferably). Not asking for much are we?
But some people think the real problem is with the bathroom products, take Halsey for example. The singer songwriter took to Twitter to vent her frustration about the 'white people shampoo' on offer in hotel bathrooms.
Halsey, real name Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, explained that the hair products aren't just inconvenient for many people of colour - they're completely unusable.
It sparked a little bit of anger from some of her 9.6 million followers who questioned how hotels could provide products for every hair type and others simply told her to take her own.
People pointed out that the shampoo just isn't great quality because it's hotel shampoo and businesses buy it for the cheap price.
One said: "They're not white hair products they're just cheap hair products. why not tweet about the actual problems POC face instead of finding a race issue where their is none??"
It was a subject that clearly irritated the star, best known for her collaboration with The Chainsmokers on 'Closer', as she continued to defend herself.
Replying to one user, she said "How can u have lived your entire life without knowing that people of color and white people require different hair care products."
Replying to another, she added: "The point is that mass production of those products as the standard is part of a greater problem of disenfranchisement. If white ppl can enjoy the luxury/convenience, there should be an option for everyone to. Its an 'insignificant' example of a bigger problem. That's all!"
In her Twitter thread, Halsey acknowledged that she is in a position to speak up for people who might not saying: "I'm fortunate enough to be financially in a position to do so, but POC traveling frequently for work/medical reasons might not be."
Who knew me acknowledging that white hair care products are the national standard (while POC are confined to a tiny aisle) would piss so many people off ♀️ not sorry.
- h (@halsey) April 27, 2018
On the other hand some people were grateful that the issue had been raised.
Jumping to her defence, one Twitter user said: "She's not saying it to start riots or some shit. You need to remember this is one of the many small things that POC go through that makes them feel like we don't matter enough to be catered to. It's a microaggression."
Another fan added: "She's not complaining about the quality of the shampoo she's talking about hotels only having generic shampoo that only works for white people and not any shampoo for POC hair. My god its really not that hard to get. And she speaking for all POC."
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