Witches are mad that Sephora is selling a $42 ‘starter witch kit’
One witch said Sephora made their skin crawl
Witches have lost their complete shit after Sephora announced a "starter witch kit," which includes tarot cards, sage, and a rose quartz crystal. The magic set, which costs $42, has been denounced by the witching community as a vile attack on their culture and even a form of religious discrimination. One witch said it was "extremely disrespectful" and another said it made their "skin crawl".
Sephora, having sniffed out what they must think is a witch fad, and spotting Halloween on the horizon, are going to stock these useless kits made by Pinrose. They've now been accused by white witches of cashing in on their culture – a witch tweeted: "I’ve been made fun of way too much for being a witch for it to just become another trend."
Sephora selling “witch kits” actually makes me really upset. Witchcraft isn’t something you just throw around, people put their entire being into this way of life and work so hard at it. I’ve been made fun of way too much for being a witch for it to just become another trend.
— ????? ⚰️ (@kayyloween) September 1, 2018
If they cared even slightly about the Wiccan thing, critics are saying, Sephora would not be selling cards with their kits – "You’re supposed to be gifted your first tarot deck but ofc Sephora doesn’t know or care about that," said a witch on Twitter. "I hope people who buy this accidentally hex themselves," said another, joining the pile of up other witches going in on the make-up company.
I hope people who buy this accidentally hex themselves https://t.co/WDDavENmZR
— ??? (@gophic) September 1, 2018
"Lmfao witchcraft is a sacred and personal religion, not something to turn pastel and profit off of. If you wanna exploit my religion like this you better make tumblr aesthetic 'entry level kits' for all of the major world religions."
Lmfao witchcraft is a sacred and personal religion, not something to turn pastel and profit off of. If you wanna exploit my religion like this you better make tumblr aesthetic “entry level kits” for all of the major world religions https://t.co/PDiBcvuqUt
— Katie Cable (@katiecabletv) September 1, 2018
— naomi? (@cutiejoonah) September 1, 2018
Y’all wanna act SO cool with witch culture until you really meet one then you freak the fuck out and tell us we’re damned to hell. What gives? https://t.co/DZ8y4zCcjY
— Indigo???? (@cosmicindigo_) August 31, 2018
That ain’t witch craft it’s a rock dried leaves and perfumes talk to me when Sephora starts selling goats blood and toads wart https://t.co/wULLkzTkrC
— Space Hippie (@gabemoney22) September 1, 2018
entry level is right these novice witches are going to be an entry point for some real crazy energies they have no business summoning
— ???bunny&fawn??? (@bunnyandfawn) September 1, 2018
sephora out here about to sell witch starter kits like im not surrounded by enough fucking wooks already
— dumb scary redneck (@pvssyacid) September 1, 2018
MY BELIEF SYSTEM IS NOT A TRENDY OVERPRICED AESTHETIC!!!! Also they could have gotten rid of the Sage and (fake?) Rose Quartz and just sold essential oils by themselves without offending witches.
— chey ☀️ (@justpeachychey) September 1, 2018
One witch, who also appears to be a furry, wrote that this must be the same as religious discrimination. "Is this how Christians feel when people trivialize their religion and tell them their beliefs are wrong?" they said, drawing a link between a shopping mall make-up company selling witch kits with genuine religious conflict. These are the same thing.
Is this how christians feel when people trivialize their religion and tell them their beleifs are wrong? Or are certain beleifs sacred while others are free to be mocked?
— SØŁIÐSħΐƒτ (@SOLIDShift) September 1, 2018
As some have pointed out, the starter kit's White Sage has a lot of significance for Indigenous Americans. This has led to a dig against white witches, who are apparently more concerned with Sephora stocking a witch kit than they are about the kit including White Sage.
A Twitter user named 'b i c t h' wrote: "No offense but white people who insist they’re witches are way more heated about Sephora selling witch kits than they are about the fact that the over harvesting of sage bc of new trendy demand for it is making it so native americans are no longer able to perform sacred rituals."
The outrage about white capitalism and Sephora selling “witch kits” with White Sage is actually kind of funny because the internet has BEEN heavily saturated with white girls selling “witchy” items, including sage. Now that Sephora jumped in, everyone’s fake angry
— Maya Danielle 888? (@MayaDanielleP) September 1, 2018
no offense but white people who insist they’re witches are way more heated about sephora selling witch kits than they are about the fact that the over harvesting of sage bc of new trendy demand for it is making it so native americans are no longer able to perform sacred rituals
— b i c t h (@art_vandeIay) September 1, 2018
witches think theyre being oppressed when sephora sells witch kits which "trivializes their craft" when people are mad that theyre selling white sage which is important to indigenous people and is nearing extinction
— terra [108 ✨ 300] (@samfan98) September 1, 2018