A Kuwaiti social media star ignited a backlash after criticising a law allowing domestic workers one day off a week, prompting cosmetic brands to sever ties with her.
Sondos Alqattan, a make-up artist, had uploaded a video on social media earlier this month bemoaning new regulations that allow domestic workers a day off every week and the right to keep their passports, which employees often confiscate.
“How can you have a servant at home who has her passport with her?,” Ms Alqattan asked indignantly in a video posted on Instagram to her 2.3 million followers.
“She will have a day off a week, and work six days a week. And of course you won’t know happens on these days, while her passport is with her.”
Imagine that, eh? An entire day off a week?