Liberal snowflake culture has gone off the rails.
A California woman represented by women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred is suing Walmart for locking hair products marketed to African-Americans behind glass, NBC Los Angeles reports.
In a press conference Friday, Essie Grundy of Perris said she wanted to buy a favorite lotion brand for her children at a local Walmart, but discovered that the product and others aimed at black women were inside a glass case.
Grundy claimed she wasn’t even allowed to touch the product until a store employee walked it to the register. She allegedly returned 48 hours later for a comb and also found it behind glass.
According to the disgruntled shopper, more expensive items popular with whites were not locked away in the same manner.
Grundy described the incident.
“When I walked down the aisle and saw that Walmart had placed all of the African-American hair and skin products under lock and key, I had to pause. I had to step back. I was in shock. I realized that all the similar products for other races were freely available.”
Surrounded by her husband, children, and Allred, Grundy issued a call to remove the products from behind the glass case.
“I would like the glass to go down, and for things to go back to the way it was, where it’s not segregated and everything is where everyone can get what they need,” she said.
Grundy seeks an apology from Walmart, as well as a court injunction to stop the practice.
Allred, who recently represented one of the sexual misconduct accusers of Alabama Republican senate candidate Roy Moore, accused Walmart of racial discrimination.
“If it walk like a duck and talks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck,” the attorney asserted.
Grundy described feeling like a “criminal” as she stood at the cash register, and went on to declare:
“I just feel that we need to be treated equally. It’s no way that we should be treated this way because of a complexion. We are all human, and we deserve to be treated as everyone else.”
Walmart issued a statement:
“We serve more than 140 million customers weekly, crossing all demographics, and are focused on meeting their needs while providing the best shopping experience at each store.
“We’re sensitive to this situation and also understand, like other retailers, that some products such as electronics, automotive, cosmetics and other personal care products are subject to additional security.
Those determinations are made on a store-by-store basis using data supporting the need for the heightened measures. While we’ve yet to review a complaint, we take this situation seriously and look forward to addressing it with the court.”
Twitter erupted in response to Grundy’s discrimination allegations.
I can hardly buy my razors or favorite tequila anymore without calling someone to unlock them, and I’m a white male, hey Gloria Allred will you represent me ?
— Bobby Chacon (@BobbyChaconFBI) January 29, 2018
They also lock up all shaving supplies for men, so should I scream sexism? Considering this is a frivolous lawsuit, she and her lawyer should not only pay for all legal and court expenses, but also punitive damages to Walmart.
— Stuck near California! (@unlv1986) January 29, 2018
They lock up the ciggerettes too…Shall I Sue ??
— sickntired (@julieaallen1958) January 28, 2018
Next they will sue because the little alarm tags are on expensive clothes and shoes. #SMH
— BadnikL (@Badnikl) January 29, 2018
And look at the ambulance chasing opportunist attorney that took the case.
— Kate B (@kateb722) January 29, 2018
??? cant wait until its thrown out of coury as frivolous!! My mascara is locked up, perfume is locked up, video games and consoles ate locked up…she needs to quit looking for a quick buck…hey Call JayZ…he has 810m to throw your way ??????
— Lynn B (@LBuck2016) January 29, 2018
Walmart should be allowed to lock up anything they want. It belongs to Walmart until someone black, white or brown pays for it.
— ?NanaC? (@anolalady) January 28, 2018