People all over the world turned to Twitter to denounce the act, branding it as “racist” and “classist”
Saudi Aramco, the oil giant recently came under criticism after a photo of its migrant worker dressed as a large hand-sanitiser dispenser went viral.
People all over the world turned to Twitter to denounce the act, branding it as "racist" and "classist", reports the Al Jazeera.
The company later on Tuesday released a statement expressing their "dissatisfaction with this abusive behaviour in emphasising the importance of sterilization, without the approval of the company's concerned party."
However, Twitter users slammed their response down by saying they need not apologise to the public but to the "person himself".
Saudi Arabia has been slammed for its human rights record and its treatment of migrant workers.
They make up a large chunk of the workforce across the region, which includes the Gulf Cooperation Council bloc of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman.
In December 2019, Aramco's record initial public offering gave it a price tag of $1.7 trillion, making it the world's most valuable company.
But its shares have fallen more than 11 per cent since the start of the year amid concerns the new coronavirus outbreak will slow oil demand from China and hurt the global economy.