Vitiligo Discrimination: Nail salon employee is rude to customer with skin condition | WWYD

Vitiligo Discrimination: Nail salon employee is rude to customer with skin condition | WWYD


We’re a trends color and design a beauty salon in Florham Park, New Jersey Alicia has a nail appointment Manager yes, but when she takes her coat off Kristen sees a problem Look at her I’m not letting her touch me. It’s so ugly If you were at a beauty salon and heard this I heard it’s contagious What would you do? Joining me today is internationally known supermodel Winnie Harlow who’s witnessed the same reaction firsthand? She made her modeling debut as a contestant on America’s Next Top Model using her birth name Chantel Winnie like talisha has the same non contagious skin condition called vitiligo I’m here because this is something that I dealt with my entire life. So kristin is the actress and this woman has no idea I’m Kristin, how are you? I’m good. Good. Would you like a manicure? Yes, okay This woman clearly notices, but she stays quiet Just gonna be honest. I don’t I don’t know how I feel about helping you. Do you mean my arms? I mean it’sit’s vitiligo It’s fine, you know, it’s not contagious or anything like that. Okay? Just hold on one second I’m just gonna double-check triple-check that no one else can help you but before Kristin returns Karen rires speaks up I love what they’re talking right now. Yeah, I love it. I’ve never seen that before and it’s just really weird-looking And just saying what everyone else is thinking Look at her Before she walks out we decide to step in. Hi ma’am you okay? Yes Delecia is just shedding light on an issue. That’s Troubling to a lot of folks who have vitiligo. What did you think of what you heard? It wasn’t nicer kind or understanding And I can understand her ignorance, but I don’t think she handled it. Well at all you were upset. Yes, and that wasn’t right Yes going into the nail salon. I get the looks up and down. We’re at it again and now Christiane tries a different hands-off approach Okay, I’m going to put these on and Shirley what’s irritated though? Because I don’t want to catch that you Don’t need to use the gloves, you know, I’m not contagious And I have five kids It’s a royal condition it’s already Unlike our manicurist she doesn’t have a problem touching talisha skin And immediately you touched her and did What were you trying to tell her but it’s okay There were all human beings and some of us are born with conditions that are beyond as we reset the scene a male customer walks in John Petrosino sits silently as Christian spews her ignorance about vitiligo Is your father black and your mother’s white? Is it albino is that what it is He’s so upset, he suddenly gets up to find the salons owner She’s she’s new she’d just tell him she’s gone get rid of her he wants to get her fired get rid of her Does everyone wear the gloves I’m starting to feel itchy. Oh, I think it’s going through the gloves Yeah, and being that as a rather Bo are contagious that’s just peeping at this Be continued Chantal has watched the scenes unfold long enough. She wants to experience this scenario firsthand my earpiece action I’m just a regular manicure. Um Extensions, maybe. Okay, whatever. Okay, so there’s no one else who can help you right now And I just don’t feel comfortable with touching you it’s a skin condition. It’s fun little I go it’s not contagious The salon is in stunned silence It’s just you’re making everyone don’t know the girls, okay. Thank you Thanks. You understand, don’t you? Showcase it We sent Chantelle back in one last time There sure is and that model is sitting right next to her blue today I Hope you don’t mind. I brought these gloves Why If you’re worried about my skin, it’s not contagious. I just can’t take any chances touching you Robin so Mary’s reaction says it all frankly. I don’t know anyone who would want to do your nails It’s gross looking and I don’t know who would feel comfortable even doing. I would do her nails if I was trained her I’m not trained do nails. I don’t mean to be rude about it for Robin It’s too much she decides to look for help and I need to find this for climb another nail girl Yeah, yeah Yeah, how are you Recovery hands, are you relieved I Don’t know I Really really really do appreciate it. I appreciate you standing up for me because the little me who actually did get bullied that way Oh, I’m sure you did. She really appreciate it. Why is it important to speak up? I hate when anybody belittle somebody for their looks and try to make people feel good Everybody feels lousy more times than not just spend your time Trying to make others feel good and don’t judge don’t judge another person. Did you recognize her as a mama? You know, you’re the mom And I think you’re gorgeous. Thank you

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