Singer Halsey Complains That Hotels Only Have 'White People Shampoo'

Amy Feinstein

Singer Halsey posted on Twitter that the mini shampoos in most hotels are not satisfactory for 50 percent of the population and ignited a whole social media conversation about white privilege that divided tweeters. Halsey, whose father is African-American, expressed frustration that the shampoo that hotels provide don't work for people of color.

"I've been traveling for years now and it's been so frustrating that the hotel toiletry industry entirely alienates people of color. I can't use this perfumed watered down white people shampoo. Neither can 50% of ur customers. Annoying."
"No. I am Not."
"How can u have lived ur entire life without knowing that people of color and white people require different hair care products."

"The point is that mass production of those products as the standard is part of a greater problem of disenfranchisement. If white ppl can enjoy the luxury/convenience, there should be an option for everyone to [sic]. Its an 'insignificant' example of a bigger problem. That's all!"
"I've accepted that about myself and have never tried to control anything about Black culture that's not mine. I'm proud to be in a biracial family, I'm proud of who I am, and I'm proud of my hair… I look like a White girl, but I don't feel like one. I'm a Black woman."

"As a person with 4C hair I don't travel without all my hair care products. Like why would I want to use some cheap s**t from the dollar tree. And no hotels don't need to cater to my hair I'm paying for the room bed sheets and towels."
"We're not all millionaires, yet we all do stay at hotels and would appreciate if the shampoo didn't turn our hair into Brillo pads."