As we’re living in a time where diversity is embraced, more people are becoming comfortable with who they are and they are not afraid anymore to show it to the public. It’s simple, they’re being confident in their own skin.Of course that it is still hard for some people to adjust to this new way of seeing things and this recent incident caused an uproar in the Twitter world. A 20-year-old employee named Scott Laplanche from Wakefield, West Yorkshire was criticized by his bosses at Curry’s PC World for wearing too much makeup according to The Independent.
The company said that they are “very proud of its divers workforce.” Still, Laplanche’s story is not indicative of diversity.
He was asked to remove his makeup and says that the request was discriminatory because his female colleagues wear more makeup than he does.
He has worked at the store for 9 months and was never told to take off his makeup before.
Laplanche added that it was the new management that told him to take off his makeup completely. He refused and they told him to “tone it down.”
He wrote on his Instagram page, “before I explain my frustrations, you need to bear in mind that there isn’t any makeup policy at work. Also, a lot of my female colleagues wear more makeup than I do.”
Laplanche continued, “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.” He continued, explaining that things changed recently when they 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,” he added, “After I refused, I’m getting told to tone it down? You can’t tone down a masterpiece.”
Then he included a picture that he took moments after the disagreement. As seen below, he is wearing a natural makeup look.
He added, “This is 2017, a time of year where we celebrate Pride throughout the summer and I look hella hot so deal with it!”
Scott also noted in his post that his look is far from being “out there.” He wrote, “I might understand if my hair was dyed bright red. I might understand if I had bright blue eyeliner on.”
While his colleagues are seen wearing some of these looks, they are not told anything. He also added: “btw every colleague is looking fabulous with their own look. I’m just illustrating my point.”