This week, Sephora’s Instagram posts have been flooded with comment after comment of Israeli and Palestinian flags, making the account an unlikely center for furious debate over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Sephora appears to have been pulled into the discourse regarding Palestinians’ pursuit of statehood after a commenter asked whether the company shipped to Israel. According to the company, the commenter then asked whether the company shipped to “Palestine.”
Sephora does not ship to Israel or the Palestinian territories of Gaza and the West Bank, but in screenshots circulating on social media, Instagram’s collapsed comment layout makes it appear as if the company responded to the question “Do you ship to isreal??” with the statement “We do not ship to Palestine at this time.”