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A shopper in Victoria's Secret says she was kicked out for being black

Woah.

By Bianca Mastroianni
Victoria's Secret shopper kicked out for being black

Yep, this happened.

On Wednesday, Kimberly Houzah was peacefully shopping in a Victoria's Secret chain in Alabama, when she was suddenly kicked out. Why? Because another black woman was caught shoplifting, so she, Kimberly and a third black woman were kicked out.

The store manager didn't check their bags or accuse them of stealing, but told them they had to leave anyway with zero reasoning.

Kimberly recorded a live vid on Facebook as she was getting kicked out. "Because another black female gets caught stealing, me and the other black female here, we have to be affiliated. So we're put out," she said. "I never thought in a million years this would happen to me."

The video was viewed more than 800,000 times on Facebook. Yikes.

According to WIAT, Kimberly went back to the store on Thursday with a group of protesters.

"It was just to let people know, you know, this does happen here," she told the network, "and I mean, we're a very small town and you wouldn't think these kinds of things would happen here."

The employee who kicked Kimberly out of the store no longer works there, and Victoria's Secret released an apology in a statement to Facebook.

"What happened at our store should not have happened and does not represent who we are or what we stand for," the statement reads. "Victoria's Secret is adamant that all customers regardless of race be treated with dignity and respect at all times."