This Man Had the Perfect Response When His Employer Told Him to Take off His Makeup

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Taylor Henderson

When he walked into his shift at Currys PC World last week, 20-year-old, UK man Scott Laplanche was shocked when his manager asked him not to wear makeup during work hours.

Throughout his last nine months at the store, Laplanche says that his managers allowed and even complimented his makeup. Until the store had to go under new management...Now he believes he was the target of employer discrimination and Laplanche took to Facebook to share his story.

"There isn't any makeup policy at work. Also, a lot of my female colleagues wear more makeup than I do," he explained on Facebook. "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. I felt this was discriminatory? Obviously I'm not going to take off my makeup when all my other (female) colleagues are able to come to work as their fabulous selves."

He continued: 

"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.

With that in mind, I've been working here for about 8/9months and I've never been reprimanded on my makeup before. Actually quite the opposite.. some mangers 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. 
I felt this was discriminatory?
Obviously I'm not going to take off my makeup when all my other (female) colleagues are able to come to work as their fabulous selves.
I might understand if my hair was dyed bright red (oh which some of my colleagues have) I might understand if I had bright blue eye liner on (oh which some of my colleagues do) I might understand if I came to work with bright green lipstick on (I'd be worried if any of my colleagues did) (btw every colleagues looking fabulous with their own look- I'm just illustrating my point)
So here I am on Facebook (classy me).
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. (I took a photo after I was told to take off my makeup..)"

With the Facebook post, Laplanche posted a selfie he says he took moments after his management confronted him. His story is now viral, with over 21,000 likes and 3,000 shares. 

It looks like Laplanche will be able to continue being as fierce as he wants to be, as Currys PC World released a statement apologizing for the whole situation. "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."

In the words of RuPaul, Scott...

Tags: #Viral, #LGBT

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