Why Halsey's hotel shampoo sparked debate about white privilege


Following her breathtaking speech at this year’s Women’s March, singer Halsey has made headlines again for expressing her beliefs.

As a frequent traveller, Halsey tweeted that hotel shampoos usually only suit fine hair, which she believes favours white people.

The singer, whose parents are of African-American, Italian and Hungarian descent, cited the limited shampoo options in hotels as an example of white privilege that alienates people of colour.

The Cambridge Dictionary defines white privilege as:

People with white skin having advantages in society that other people do not have.

Following Halsey’s tweets, users of Twitter were quick to voice their thoughts.

Many agreed with the singer.

While others were not convinced that shampoo in hotels has anything to do with race.

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