A Zara Security Guard Refused Entry To A Woman Wearing A Hijab

A day after the terrorist attacks in Paris, a video was uploaded to YouTube of a woman being refused entry into one of the city's Zara stores while wearing a hijab. The security guard tells her that people who wear anything on their heads -- hats, hoodies, etc. -- were not allowed to go in the store.

Many people who saw the video were quick to call out Zara on what appeared to be obvious discrimination during a contentious time for the city. The company has since gone on to Facebook and Twitter to respond to comments and apologize for the incident, explaining that both the security guard and store manager were fired.


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This isn't the first time the company has had to deal with discrimination-based controversy. Back in June, a survey went out that claimed Zara stores in New York City discriminated its black employees and racially profiled black customers. That was just weeks after a former lawyer for the company sued them for $40 million, claiming he faced homophobic, racist, and anti-Semitic harassment.

Based on this track record, we're guessing Zara's PR people haven't slept in a while.

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