Customers who donned black outfits at a Gamestops in Australia will soon have to wear black at the checkout.
Gamestops have been asked to start using a new uniform for black customers, but some customers are upset the change will mean they will be required wear black for the first time.
In a statement on its website, Gamestamp said it was working to make the change as quickly as possible.
“Gamestop is committed to a more diverse workforce, which includes all Australians and our Black customers are part of that journey,” the statement said.
Customers can still wear black and be treated with respect, but will have to choose to do it in black or be subject to a 30 per cent surcharge on their purchase.
Some customers are calling the new policy discriminatory and said they did not want to pay that extra charge to cover their black attire.
One customer wrote on social media: “I don’t care if I have to change clothes to match your new policy, but it’s ridiculous.
We’ve been going to the store for years and now it’s like we’re required to wear a uniform that is not our own.”
The retailer said it would be making the change gradually over the next few weeks. “
We have black customers so we shouldn’t be forced to wear something that we are not proud of and not want.
The retailer said it would be making the change gradually over the next few weeks.
If you are concerned about the policy, you can contact your local store to discuss the policy.