Kuwaiti Social Media Star Sondos Alqattan Draws Flak Online After Disrespecting OFWs (Video)

One of Kuwait's most popular social media star Sondos Alqattan who has more than 2.1 million followers on Instagram drew flak online after attacking Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Kuwait over her complaint about Filipino workers getting day off and not surrendering their passports to their employers.


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In an interview with TRT World, an English-language news channel based in Istanbul, Turkey, Alqattan was quoted as saying in Arabic but translated in English "How can you have a 'servant' in your house who gets to keept their passport with them?" Sondos stated.



The popular make up tutor artist and prominent social media star in the Middle East added further that "And what's worse is they have one day off every week," Alqattan said.

"If they ran away and went back to their country, who'll refund me? Honestly, I disagree with this law. I don't want a Filipino maid anymore," she said.

Due to the huge influx of negative comments posted in the official Instagram account of Sondos Alqattan she decided to disable the comment section of her social media account.

The Philippine government under the leadership of Pres. Rody Duterte made some agreement with the Kuwaiti government for the benefits of all OFWs in the country. The Kuwaiti government recently allowed Filipino overseas workers to be exempted from several provisions from the "Kafala system" after a diplomatic row with the Philippines in the first half of 2018.

The Kafala system is an Arabic sponsorship system that allows employers to exert "ownership" over their workers. This gives employers the right to decide the terms of employment and when to terminate the contract regardless of the wishes of the employee.



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