An unruly child messes up a Sephora make-up display worth at least $1000… and gets away with it
What a mess
Brittney Nelson, a client of the Augusta, Georgia branch of Sephora, shared on social media a Make Up Forever eye shadow stand which had been given a right going over by a kid. And when I say "a right going over", I'm not exaggerating, the thing was fucked up.
Her intial Facebook post:
Despite her post being pretty reasonable and well intentioned…
The fact that she's giving other people advice on how to raise their kids, to avoid them breaking up stores and eventually becoming juvenile deliquants, giving tips on the way she educated her daughter… well, that didn't go down too well with some of internet's mombies.
Some people agreed with Brittney, others…
Of course, as the story picked up speed on social media, a shitstorm was brewing and people had to do what people insist on doing these days : have an opinion. Some, well, most were on Sephora and Brittney's side, agreeing that leaving a child run amok in a store that contains expensive items was irresponsible. This tweet says it all :
Its one thing if your child makes a mess in the #salon, its another thing completely when I hear you say to your child "Its ok, they get paid to clean it up."— Steve Dresel (@BeautyBizBrain) November 14, 2017
The opposing team however…
Some moms tweeted their displeasure at being called out on letting their spawn destroy shops and products. Some even accused Brittney of "mom shaming", even though Brittney made it pretty clear that she herself is a mom. It's not "mom shaming", it's "moron shaming".
This tweet takes the biscuit, throws it across the store, then accuses the store of making the mess because they allow people access to biscuits :
@Sephora This is not okay, as if it isn't hard enough for a mom to be out in public with her young kids 1) the employees didn't SEE who did this 2) that's a good 4ft up unless this 2yo is the size of a 10yo I doubt it was a "young child."— Leah Marie Griffin (@lgriffin9211) November 14, 2017
This is along the same illogical lines as blaming your neighbors for not hearing anything when you got burgled.
Brittney, who posted the initial photo, got loads of hate and troll, but that's life on internet these days, and she just makes do with it."I woke up to the internet mob of insanity because of my one cranky post," Nelson told Insider. "I honestly don't think I said anything 99% of people don't think anyway so I'm not that devastated by the hurricane of it." I always equate people on the internet to what people become when they get behind the wheel of a car, they toot horns, shout at people. Internet is the same, people become shitehawks.