Jazmine Sullivan Blasts Macy’s Over Racist Encounter: ‘Be Grateful We Know Jesus’
R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan has put retail giants Macy’s on blast for alleged racism.
The singer took a trip to the department store but was far from impressed by the treatment she says she received. Sullivan hopped onto her Instagram story to share her experience with her followers.
“Wow to look racism in the eye, and especially on Juneteenth was a wakeup call. Mary King at Willowgrove Macy’s look of disgust while ringing up my boyfriend’s mother will forever be etched in my mind,” she wrote.
“An honest mistake (the store’s mistake btw) should’ve been met with understanding and kindness,” she continued. “But if you’re prejudice and prejudge people as soon as they walk up to the register then that’s obviously too much to ask. Newsflash Mary…Black people got money, good jobs and ain’t tryna get over on your boy cut frumpy looking racist a**.”
Sullivan says a Black employee came to her aide.
“Thank God for the Black employee who tried to rectify the situation (that u didn’t listen too. I wonder why u didn’t take her advice Mary?).” The singer noted, “This coulda went a whole different way.”
Sullivan says the store needs to be “thankful” that she knows Jesus.
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The “Pick Up Your Feelings” singer is not the only star to experience racism at a major department store.
In April 2019, TDE singer SZA tweeted about her experience of being racially profiled at a local Sephora store.
“Lmao Sandy Sephora location 614 Calabasas called security to make sure I wasn’t stealing. We had a long talk. U have a blessed day Sandy,” she wrote. “Can a bitch cop her fenty in peace er whut[?]”
Last June, all of Sephora’s U.S. stores will close for diversity training—” inclusivity workshops.”
“Our purpose has always been rooted in our people and ensuring that Sephora is an inclusive and welcoming space for all our clients,” part of the store’s statement read at the time.