Sharon Spellman, who is almost physically assaulted by the client, shared the images on her social networks
File image of a Hispanic hairdresser in New York with a client.
Mariela Lombard / El Diario NY
An American hairdresser exposed on social networks the alleged racism of one of her clients who refused to allow a Hispanic employee to do a job on her hair.
Sharon Spellman, 25 years old and with his business in Los Angeles California, went viral after he shared on TikTok the images of the confrontation with the alleged racist in Simply Insane Hair Salon.
In the clip that was later posted on her Instagram account, the client identified as “Robin” refuses to allow the Hispanic assistant – identified as Alex – to do a color touch-up on her roots.
“She’s my assistant,” Spellman is heard saying on surveillance camera footage.
“I do not care. I want you to do my hair and I’m not going to tell you again ”, replied the client.
A few seconds later it is seen how Robin tries to push the owner and she asks the other to leave the space.
Although it is not clear why the woman refused to let Alex continue the procedure, the owner of the premises insists that the claim was a racist one.
Under “a lot of pressure”?
In a longer video that Spellman shared on YouTube, Robin is seen protesting Alex’s service and threatening to leave the salon if the manager doesn’t dye his hair.
After being asked to leave, Robin apologized and attributed his behavior to being under “a lot of pressure” and “stress.” Still, he was denied service despite the woman’s insistence.
“I do not condone racism, violence or disrespect. I will always stand up for what is right. I understand that people are going through their own difficulties, but WE ALL ARE. There is no excuse to treat others badly, “said the woman in the Instagram post in which she calls the client the” new Karen. “
After the dissemination of the images on the different social networks, many users have applauded Spellman’s courage to defend her employee and some have even said that they will go through the room so that, specifically, the Latina worker attends them.