Scott Ayton-Laplanche was ordered to remove makeup from his face by managers at his job at Curry PC World in West Yorkshire, England. But he refused and his last word on the matter is perfect.
Laplanche says the order was “discriminatory” as women in branch
“wear more make-up than he does.”
He been working there for months without being asked to change his look, but when management changed he was told to remove his makeup.
Laplanche went on his Facebook to reveal the decision by bosses – in a post that has been shared thousands of times.
“Before I explain my frustrations, you need to bear in mind that.. There isn’t any make-up policy at work. Also, a lot of my female colleagues wear more makeup than I do.
With that in mind, I’ve been working here for about 8/9 months and I’ve never been reprimanded on my makeup before. Actually quite the opposite.. some managers have supported me and complimented my makeup.
However recently we’ve had to go under new management.
Earlier on in the week I came to work as my fabulous self and was told to take off my makeup. I was quite shocked… After I refused, I’m getting told to tone it down?
Excuse me? Tone it down? You can’t tone down a masterpiece.“
He added that he didn’t take issue with his female co-workers looks, just that they were allowed to dress how they wanted as women, while men were not.
“But guess what, this is 2017, a time of year where we celebrate Pride throughout summer and I look hella hot so deal with it! It’s wrong to blatantly discriminate for whatever reason that may be.”
Responding to the employees’ Facebook post, a spokesperson for Currys PC World said,
“This was a local store level misunderstanding that is being dealt with internally. Scott takes pride in his appearance and Currys PC World is proud of its diverse workforce.”
Nice save. Be yourself, no matter what the cost, the world will eventually catch up.
(Photos, Facebook; via Pink News)