Posted on March 26, 2018

Shopper Slams Superdrug for CCTV Sign Placement ‘That Suggests Only Black People Steal Things’

Carl Stroud, The Sun, March 26, 2018

A Superdrug shopper accused the chain of racism for placing CCTV warning signs on shelves of hair products for the black and Asian community.

Xavy Wright says she struggled to locate any similar notices elsewhere in the store.

The retailer apologised today and said they had launched an investigation.

In a video, marketing worker Xavy shows the two bright yellow CCTV notices just two shelves apart from each other.

They read: “For your safety and security this area is monitored by CCTV.”

A furious Xavy can be heard saying: “So Superdrug, apparently only black people steal things, because they decided to put two CCTV things in the black hair products.”

She then films the rest of the hair care area in the store at Brighton train station.

As she scans down the aisle filled with products she says: “Look at all the white products, nothing.”

She adds: “Nothing, nothing, not one.”

Finally, she finds a CCTV warning nestled in the corner above a selection of makeup brushes and nail products, and says: “There’s one there, but there’s two on the black hair products. Hmm.”

Xavy uploaded the clip to Superdrug’s Facebook page, writing: “Saw this at your Brighton store at the train station.

“I think it’s just rude and quite racist if I’m honest.”

Speaking today, she said: “I think it’s just terrible in this day and age to have such blatant disrespect to a race of people.”

A spokesperson for Superdrug said: “We apologise for any offence this has caused to Ms Wright and any other customers this was certainly never our intention.