H&M Shuts Down After Employees Post Pictures Of Bugs On Hoodies | Photo credit: Twitter
- An H&M store reportedly closed after an employee shared photos showing flaws on hoodies
- The employee has since quit her job
- H&M said in a statement that they closed the store “out of caution”
The price and quality of clothing are all that consumers care about when shopping at a large retail store.
Manufacturing defects and design defects are the main reasons a customer may decide not to purchase an item of clothing.
But things can take a shocking turn when people discover worms or insects in a commodity. This is exactly what happened in a large retail store in New York recently.
An H&M store in town was reportedly closed after an abandoned former employee leaked photos that appeared to show bugs on hoodies.
The person known on Twitter as @Madesonee_ worked at the H&M store in the Oculus in the World Trade Center.
In a tweet that went viral, she posted three photos of bugs crawling on hoodies kept in clothes hangers.
The woman claimed that a customer informed her of “lice” on a hooded sweatshirt shelf, but management was not ready to close the store, nor did she inform any of the staff. She added that only the section where the errors were found was locked.
“I work at H&M at the Oculus at World Trade & today a customer discovered lice on a shelf of hoodies. They don’t close the store, nor do they notify the staff about the problem. The section was simply blocked, ”the former employee wrote.
The tweet has now collected over 2,300 retweets and over a thousand quote retweets.
Unsurprisingly, hundreds of people were disgusted by the photos.
In a follow-up tweet, the woman said she quit her job and that her last day of work was Friday. She even apologized to the store manager.
“Thanks to everyone who worries about losing my job. My last day is Friday (I quit because I hate it there), ”she wrote in a tweet.
“I apologized to my store manager for not expecting my tweet to come up this high. I was just upset that he was being treated like a small problem and it wasn’t his fault. It’s the company,” read the next tweet
The tweets had an impact as the store reportedly closed town after the photos went viral.
H&M responded to the incident by stating that it “takes the safety of customers and employees extremely seriously”.
“We take the safety of customers and employees very seriously. As a precautionary measure, we have closed the H&M store in Westfield World Trade Center to conduct extensive investigations,” H&M said in a statement.