Sondos Alqattan said household staff in the Gulf state should not be entitled to days off

Max Factor Arabia and other leading beauty brands have severed ties with a popular Kuwaiti blogger after she said domestic workers should not be given days off, highlighting resistance to reforms to end widespread labour abuses in the Gulf state.

Sondos Alqattan, whose makeup tutorials endorsing major brands are followed by 2.3 million Instagram users, has faced a backlash online for criticising new regulations to protect some 260,000 Filipino domestic workers from mistreatment.

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