Kuwaiti influencer defends debatable comments on Filipino workers

Sondos Alqattan Image copyright Instagram/Sondos Alqattan Image caption Ms Alqattan is understood for her good looks tutorials on Instagram

A Kuwaiti social-media influencer who was criticised over comments she made about Filipino household staff has defended her remarks.

Sondos Alqattan had posted an Instagram video condemning new laws that give Filipino workers an afternoon off a week and the correct to keep their passports.

However, she has stated that the outcry she received used to be “unjustified”, even though she has considering the fact that deleted the video.

Identified for her make-up tutorials, Ms Alqattan has 2.3m Instagram followers.

“i’ve now not in any cases in present or prior… degraded or in any method mistreated an worker of mine,” she mentioned in an Instagram put up on Tuesday.

Image copyright Getty Pictures Symbol caption There are heaps of Filipino domestic staff in Kuwait

More Than 250,000 Filipinos are operating in Kuwait, in line with the Philippines international ministry. So Much are employed as maids or family helpers.

The Philippines had earlier this yr briefly banned its electorate from traveling to work in Kuwait, following an incident by which a family employee killed and her body found in a freezer.

The ban was lifted in Might after Kuwait and the Philippines signed an settlement on workers’ rights.

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