Kuwaiti Star Sparks Outrage For Complaining About Pinay Maid
One of the hottest news out on social media that literally sparked millions of Filipinos to rage at a Kuwaiti beauty blogger’s video that shows her complaining about her Pinay maid and the new laws that improve the working conditions of Filipino domestic workers.
Sondos Alqattan is an Instagram star and makeup artist with over 2.3 million followers who is now facing fierce backlash because of her criticisms on the new laws giving Filipino workers a day off per week and preventing employers from seizing their passports.
The blogger said “How can you have a servant at home who keeps their own passport with them? What’s worse is they have one day off every week,” Sondos posted her so called rant video online, which has gone viral and attracted criticism in the Middle East and the Philippines.
To add insult to injury, Sondos didn’t stop there “If they run away and go back to their country, who will refund me? Honestly I disagree with this law. I don’t want a Filipino maid any more.”
Many critics are pushing for Alqattan’s sponsors to drop endorsement deals following her comments.
This scandal is serving as a bitter reminder to many overseas workers that the term “slave” is still closely related to our hard working kababayan abroad.
The Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, asked the estimated 276,000 Filipino workers in Kuwait to return home, appealing to “their sense of patriotism” and offering free flights for the 10,000 estimated to have overstayed their visas
The Philippines even issued a temporary ban on the deployment of overseas foreign workers to Kuwait in February, after the discovery of Joanna Daniela Demafelis, a 29-year-old Filipino worker body, who was found horribly mutilated in a freezer in an abandoned apartment.