Man Cuts Up Louis Vuitton Bag To Protest Snobby Staff

This is the moment an angry shopper cuts up his Louis Vuitton bag inside a plush fashion boutique because snobby staff members “looked down” on him and his dreadlocked author pal.

The incident took place inside the Kuala Lumpur City Centre in the Malaysian capital, known for its upscale fashion shopping centres, luxury hotels and stunning views from the Petronas Twin Towers.

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The footage was posted on Facebook by well-known author Ismail Ariffin Lepat where it has gone viral with over 1.1 million views.

Abidin said: “I bought this bag three days ago and came to get my name embossed but he (shop manager) said no because he was worried if it was ruined, I would be angry. I told him to just do it and asked what his problem was.”

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Zainal cut open the Louis Vuitton bag with scissors

The row them escalated to the point in the footage when Lepat’s friend Zainal Abidin is seen cutting up his Louis Vuitton bag with a pair of scissors while saying to the staff member: “They were thinking I’m a first-time LV buyer, so I cut this in front of you so you can see.”

Lepat and Abidin claimed that they felt as if they were treated like “dogs” at the luxury boutique becasue they had been perusing in shorts and a polo shirt, and Abidin said that snobby staff members presumed that they did not have any money.

However, in the footage he is seen carrying a Louis Vuitton X Takashi Murakami Monogramouflage duffle bag over his shoulder that reportedly costs 30,000 MYR (5,565 GBP).

He added: “The Chinese manager looked at my face like I’m poverty-stricken. I said you can’t treat me and my friends like monkeys.

“Malays in Malaysia shouldn’t be looked down on. And don’t treat Malays like dogs.”


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Story By: Lee BullenSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: AsiaWire

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