After one black woman was allegedly caught shoplifting, a Victoria’s Secret store in Alabama kicked out other black shoppers. Kimberly Houzah took to Facebook Live to share her frustration in a video later posted by MediaTakeOut, a celebrity gossip website.
In the video, Houzah asks employees at Victoria’s Secret why she’s being kicked out and says they won’t give her an answer. Later in the video, she’s crying in her car and pledges not to ever go to the store again.
“Victoria’s Secret won’t NEVER EVER see another one of my coins,” she says at the end of the video.
Houzah’s treatment at Victoria’s Secret highlights a larger problem: thanks to racism, black people sometimes can’t spend their money. In fact, even Oprah Winfrey has to deal with that shit. When she visited France in 2013, someone was audacious enough to tell her she couldn’t afford a purse.
In a statement on Facebook, Victoria’s Secret said the employee who kicked out Houzah has been fired.