KuwaitSondos Al Qattan

Sondos Al Qattan Bio, Biography, Age, Banned by Beauty brands,Unapologetic over comments on Filipino maids

Sondos Al Qattan Bio, Biography

Sondos Alqattan is a 27 years old (as of 2018) Beauty blogger and Instagram celebrity with 2.3 million followers. She has been featured in a number of blogs and publications, after rising to fame on Instagram when she was showing off her makeup tutorials as a hobby.  On 10 July 2018, she posted a video (deleted)  in which she attacked measures introduced in May 2018 that grant Filipinas working in Kuwait one day off per week and prevent employers from keeping their passports.  Her views attracted heavy criticism on social media leading to global beauty brands that Qattan is affiliated with severing ties with her.

Background information

Age 27 years old as of 2018
Hometown Kuwait
Renowned For 
  •  She rose into fame for showing off her makeup tutorials as a hobby and gained 2 million followers on Instagram.
  • Her negative views on  Filipinas working rights in Kuwait.
Occupation Beauty Vlogger and Brands Ambassador

Sondos Al Qattan Banned by Beauty brands over comments on Filipino maids

Sondos Alqattan, a Kuwaiti social media personality sparked controversy on her Youtube video post (which has been deleted) on 10 July 2018 where she criticized a new measure that granted Filipinas working in the region one day off per week and prevented employers from keeping their passports.  She, later on, tried to clarify her stance, saying there was “unjustified” criticism and she did not need to apologize.

“How can you have a servant at home who keeps their own passport with them? What’s worse is they have one day off every week,” Qattan said in the video

On Tuesday, 24 July 2018, she posted on Instagram trying to clarify her stance.

The damage, however, seems to have already taken effect, with several global beauty brands that Qattan is affiliated with severing ties with her. This includes Max Factor, which stated on Monday23 July 2018, it would suspend all work with Qattan, who is known for her make-up tutorials. On the same day, French perfume brand M. Micallef and London-based Chelsea Beautique have also fired the beauty and fashion influencer.

Sondos Alqattan Unapologetic over comments on Filipino maids

Qattan told AFP by phone that the outcry was “unjustified” and did not require an apology.

“All I said was that the employer was entitled to keep the servant’s passport, and that many Kuwaitis and Gulf nationals agree with me,” said Qattan.

“I have the right as a kafil (sponsor) to keep my employee’s passport, and I am responsible for paying a deposit of up to 1,500 dinars ($4957), The practice is not to insult  the employee, and do not concern humanity or human rights because I did not deprive the employee of her salary or beat her”. she added.

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Moses Njoroge is the Senior Editor at Glob Intel, a news and IT service provider company. He has a wide range of experience in freelance writing, Web/System Development and other related IT services.
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