Brittney Nelson, a makeup artist from Georgia, was shopping at Sephora on November 11 when she saw something that left her feeling shaken. A display featuring $1,300 worth of Make Up For Ever eye shadows had been completely destroyed, seemingly by a child.
Nelson snapped a photo of the damage and shared it to Facebook when she got home.
“I’m sure he/she thought they were finger paints and had no idea how naughty they were being,” Nelson began. “Mammas, please shop for your makeup without your tiny humans. It’s not fun for you . . . or them . . . or the expensive product.”
Nelson, who noted she “about passed out” when she saw the “atrocity,” added that she has a strict “hands in pockets” rule with her daughter.
“This massive demolished palette makes me 😞,” she wrote. “Makeup should always make me 😊. “
Nelson’s post, which has received more than 19,000 comments, sparked a heated debate about parenting.
“There’s no excuse for this. Parents take their kids into businesses, completely ignore them like they’re not there, and expect the work staff to babysit them. A good parent never leaves their child out of sight,” sniffed one person. Another wrote: “The parent should have to pay for all of this. And I say parent Loosely! where was the parent when all of this was happening? it should not have happened if the parent was paying attention to their child.”
Others accused Nelson of shaming parents who don’t have any choice but to shop with their little ones. As one person wrote: “Ummmm as a mom of 2 with ZERO help or babysitter ever . . . I don’t appreciate this post. Though I do teach my kids to behave & respect other people’s things.”
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