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12 Mar 2020

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Aljazeera

Saudi Aramco accused of racism over images of migrant worker serving as a "human hand sanitiser"

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"Saudi Aramco slammed over migrant worker dressed as sanitiser", 11 Mar 2020

Oil giant Saudi Aramco has come under fire after photos showing one of its migrant workers wearing a surgical mask and a large hand-sanitiser dispenser went viral on social media.Twitter users described the images posted on Tuesday as "racist" and "classist" as the worker appeared to be walking around distributing sanitiser to staff members inside and outside one of its buildings.

In a statement released later on Tuesday, the company expressed its "strong dissatisfaction with this abusive behaviour that was used to emphasise the importance of sanitization, without the approval of the company's concerned party".

"The company immediately stopped this act and took strict measures to prevent it from happening again," the statement said.