Saudi Aramco has come under heavy backlash for humiliating foreign workers, after the shocking image of human hand sanitisers walking around the halls of the oil company, went viral.
According to several photos that went viral late on Tuesday, a worker wearing a mask and a box that dispenses hand sanitiser can be seen approaching staff in the lobby and outside perimeter of one of the oil behemoth’s buildings.
The act has been described by social media users as modern day slavery, with many condemning the practice as racist and exploitative.
In a statement released late on Tuesday, Aramco distanced itself from the act, calling it “abusive,” adding it simply wanted to highlight the importance of hand sterilisation.
“The company has immediately stopped this act and has taken steps to prevent it from happening again,” it said.