Sephora will close all locations on June 5 to hold diversity training for its staff after R&B singer SZA accused the store of racial profiling in April.The cosmetic retailer announced on May 23 that every store, distribution center and corporate office in the United States will close to hold inclusion workshops.
In April, SZA tweeted about her experience in a Sephora in Calabasas, California,saying security was called because a staff member thought she was stealing from the 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,” SZA tweeted.
Rapper SZA performs on the Coachella stage during week 1, day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 13, 2018 in Indio, California.Sephora responded to the tweet on May 1 saying, “You are a part of the Sephora family, and we are committed to ensuring every member of our community feels welcome and included at our stores.”