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Three colored workers at an Old Navy Store in Philadelphia have claimed that white workers from suburbs have been brought in to work at the store during a recording of the Netflix hit show, Queen Eye, while black and brown workers have been ordered to stay away from the camera & # 39; s
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Three color workers at an Old Navy Store in Philadelphia have claimed that white workers from suburbs were brought in to work in the store during a recording of the Netflix hit show, Queen Eye, while ethnic workers were ordered to stay away from the camera & # 39; s.

The allegations were first made by Monae Alvarado on Wednesday, where the Cambodian woman, who has worked in the store for more than a year, said in a Facebook message that she should stand in the back and not had to be seen & # 39 ;.

According to Alvarado and two other employees, about 10 white-collar workers from the old navy were driven to the city center location on August 21 to participate in an in-store recording for a segment of Queer Eye, which is currently photographing its fifth season.

"My work is nothing but people of color," Alvarado said on Facebook. "Most of us spent the night to make the store look beautiful. Today they brought all these employees from other stores in the region (West Chester, Mount Pocono and Deptford NJ) and they were all white.

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Three colored workers at an Old Navy Store in Philadelphia have claimed that white workers from suburbs have been brought in to work at the store during a recording of the Netflix hit show, Queen Eye, while black and brown workers have been ordered to stay away from the camera & # 39; s

Three colored workers at an Old Navy Store in Philadelphia have claimed that white workers from suburbs have been brought in to work at the store during a recording of the Netflix hit show, Queen Eye, while black and brown workers have been ordered to stay away from the camera & # 39; s

The allegations were first made by Monae Alvarado on Wednesday, where the Cambodian woman, who has worked in the store for more than a year, said in a Facebook message that she was told to stand in the back and not to be seen & # 39 ;.

The allegations were first made by Monae Alvarado on Wednesday, where the Cambodian woman, who has worked in the store for more than a year, said in a Facebook message that she was told to stand in the back and not to be seen & # 39 ;.

The allegations were first made by Monae Alvarado on Wednesday, where the Cambodian woman, who has worked in the store for more than a year, said in a Facebook message that she was told to stand in the back and not to be seen & # 39 ;.

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"They let us stand in the back to not be seen, while the other employees of another store on our floor go to work as if it is their store."

Another employee confirmed Alvarado's claims Philadelphia Magazine, expressing their disappointment because they are being put out of action by their superiors.

"I was very excited to this day and a random group of white people came in to replace us in our own store," said the unnamed source.

"I felt racism when managers told me to go to parts of the store where I usually don't work," said a third Center City Old Navy employee. "It became clear that we would not be filmed because we had not been asked to sign consent forms, and they made it a point to keep us as far away from the cameras as possible. Most employees and managers in our store are black. & # 39;

Both Netflix and the Queer Eye hosts have since said that they have & # 39; no knowledge & # 39; from Old Navy because they reportedly swapped employees for their filming ethnicity and said it wasn't a movement that was encouraged or influenced by anyone involved in the show.

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& # 39; The Queer Eye hosts, producers, and crew had no knowledge of or influence on Old Navy staff choices while filming at a store in Philadelphia last week, & # 39; according to a statement from the production team.

"During filming, there was one female employee in the production, an African-American manager, who completed a styling consultation on the camera and also served as a contact point for our crew."

According to Alvarado and two other employees, about 10 white workers from the old navy said they were driving to the city center location on August 21 to participate in a taping at the store for a segment of Queer Eye, currently photographing its fifth season

According to Alvarado and two other employees, about 10 white workers from the old navy said they were driving to the city center location on August 21 to participate in a taping at the store for a segment of Queer Eye, currently photographing its fifth season

According to Alvarado and two other employees, about 10 white workers from the old navy said they were driving to the city center location on August 21 to participate in a taping at the store for a segment of Queer Eye, currently photographing its fifth season

Both Netflix and the Queer Eye hosts have since said that they have & # 39; no knowledge & # 39; from Old Navy because they reportedly swapped employees because of their filming ethnicity and said it wasn't a movement that was encouraged or influenced by anyone involved in the show

Both Netflix and the Queer Eye hosts have since said that they have & # 39; no knowledge & # 39; from Old Navy because they reportedly swapped employees because of their filming ethnicity and said it wasn't a movement that was encouraged or influenced by anyone involved in the show

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Both Netflix and the Queer Eye hosts have since said that they have & # 39; no knowledge & # 39; from Old Navy because they reportedly swapped employees because of their filming ethnicity and said it wasn't a movement that was encouraged or influenced by anyone involved in the show

Queer Eye cast member Tan France, who was in the store on the 21st, made a statement on Monday under the viral post of Alvarado and reiterated that both he and the crew members were unaware of what happened before their arrival at the old navy.

& # 39; I don't know what's behind the scenes or & # 39; happened overnight, but what I can tell you is that in no way would I have allowed production to move POC (people of color) backwards, & wrote France. "I also have to mention that I had one person with me on camera, from Old Navy. She was African American. This is the last thing I will say about this. & # 39;

One of the Old Navy workers told PhillyMag that neither the explanation of Netflix nor France helps to answer why white staff members, who did not work in their store, were summoned to film in the background.

"It is a slap in the face to have one black person on the show while most of us are already working full time there."

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"They would all be better off saying they didn't want a bunch of black people in their show because they thought it would be a ghetto. I've seen Queer Eye – they don't have too many of us there. & # 39;

Queer Eye cast member Tan France (above in another episode), who was in the store on the 21st, made a statement on Monday under the viral post of Alvarado, and reiterated that both he and the crew members were not on the were aware of everything that happened before their arrival at Old Navy.

Queer Eye cast member Tan France (above in another episode), who was in the store on the 21st, made a statement on Monday under the viral post of Alvarado, and reiterated that both he and the crew members were not on the were aware of everything that happened before their arrival at Old Navy.

Queer Eye cast member Tan France (above in another episode), who was in the store on the 21st, made a statement on Monday under the viral post of Alvarado, and reiterated that both he and the crew members were not on the were aware of everything that happened before their arrival at Old Navy.

The allegations against Queer Eye, a reboot of 2004 & # 39; s Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, have furious fans claiming that money laundering contradicts the message of the show

The allegations against Queer Eye, a reboot of 2004 & # 39; s Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, have furious fans claiming that money laundering contradicts the message of the show

The allegations against Queer Eye, a reboot of 2004 & # 39; s Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, have furious fans claiming that money laundering contradicts the message of the show

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The allegations against Queer Eye, a 2004 & # 39; s Queer Eye For The Straight Guy reboot, have furious fans claiming that money laundering contradicts the show's message.

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"The most shocking thing for me about #OldNavy to use white people to replace its Black employees with #QueerEye is that they thought no one would say anything or that they would experience no consequences," said a Twitter user. "Fans must ensure that there are consequences."

Old Navy has not yet responded to a DailyMail.com request for comment, but store officials did issue a statement to Philadelphia Magazine that said: & # 39; At Old Navy we celebrate the diversity of our teams and our customers and we promote an environment of inclusion and belonging & # 39 ;, was the statement.

"We were proud to work with the Queer Eye show to film in our store in Philadelphia and have our local store manager on camera."

The statement did not confirm the whitening allegations, nor did it deny the introduction of white workers from suburban stores.

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