Zara Security Guard Removed from His Post Following Esme Incident

Posted on Apr 14 2015 - 8:58am by Benita Aw

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The security guard working at the Zara store in Ngee Ann City has been removed from his post by his company, a third-party security firm.

This comes after an incident last Friday (1o Apr), when he ushered a blind woman and a guide dog out of a Zara store in Ngee Ann City.

That blind woman involved happens to be Cassandra Chiu, better known by her online moniker, “Mama”.

RSH Limited, which distributes and retails Zara clothing in Singapore, has also apologised to Chiu.

The company said,

“We sincerely apologise for the unpleasantness, disappointment and anger caused to Ms Cassandra Chiu, as well as members of the public.”

It also confirmed that the store welcomes guide dogs and their owners.

RSH added that the incident was caused by an “unintentional misunderstanding regarding courtesy rules.”

Chiu had complained in a Facebook post about she was turned away by the Zara security guard because of her guide dog Esme.

Chiu also alleged that the guard verbally abused her.

But an eyewitness says that the guard had stopped Chiu and told her several times that animals were not allowed in the Zara store.

The eyewitness says that the incident turned ugly after Chiu’s male friend started behaving aggressively towards the guard.

Similar to many fashion and food establishments, Zara apparently does not allow pets in their stores.

This isn’t the first incident in which Chiu has been turned away from a store and complained about it publicly behind the online persona of a dog.

Chiu has drawn criticism for her antics, which have been seen as a deliberate attempt to put others in a spot and threaten their livelihoods just to gain personal attention and sympathy.

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Her outbursts have also been seen by some as a way of championing the rights of the blind to bring guide dogs wherever they please.

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2 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Music August 19, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Why is the guard wrong in the first place . He stop the lady for entering with a dog. Their job is to protect people safety. That dog is not a small dog. He have all the right to stop her for entering. What they should do is to get the staff to assist her in shopping aren’t they are paid to serve customer.

  2. Chey Meh Kui June 14, 2016 at 1:21 am - Reply

    Thank God you are blind! Nbcb blind like a bat still so haolian!? Security has his duties to do. That’s his job and his livelihood. Yet he suay gao hong gan kena idiots like you and your stupid male friend! You already handicap, please don’t add more demerit to your karma. If you keep doing this kind of evil things, one day when your evil overflows, worse karma will find their way to you. I hope that day come soon for you and your bully friend.

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