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.|
|Age||27 years old as of 2018|
|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.
Twitter Users Reactions on Sondos Alqattan stance
funniest comment I read on @Sondos_q "learn to take a bath 4-5 times a week instead of washing with perfume & change your undies daily before doing your make up tutorials. Something only Filipino maids can understand." 😂#SondosAlqattan @ShiseidoUSA @BHCosmeticMrkt @MaxFactor_SA
— iamann (@annjohnson1926) July 21, 2018
boycotting an influencer. anybody who thinks keeping their employee's passport is their right and anybody who believes a working person does not deserve at least one day off, is out of touch with humanity #SondosAlqattan #slavery
— Pam for the Glam (@pamfortheglam) July 20, 2018
@sondosalqattan I used to like you because i think u are an amazing woman, but what you said about Filipino domestic helper is below the belt, you are nothing but a pretty face, rotten from the inside..
— Kris Aganon (@AganonKris) July 19, 2018
Sondos Al Qattan is full of it. To accept compliments on her looks but to show utter disregard for dignity & human rights is appalling. There is no ounce of regret in her speech. This sick woman is so unapologetic & unconscionable it should be illegal for her to promote anything. pic.twitter.com/X9NiyFC7AW
— Camille (@___cmll) July 23, 2018