Smart dress codes and health and safety regulations on piercings we can understand, but makeup shaming? That's never been part of the office handbook. Ever.
But that's exactly what Scott Laplanche, a shop assistant from Yorkshire, found himself the subject of after his boss told him to remove his makeup. When he refused, he was instead told to 'tone it down'.
In the nine months that he had been at his job, he'd never encountered any issues with wearing makeup to work but under new management, this seems to have changed.
Scott later took to Facebook to share his experience, explaining that there had never been a makeup policy at work before and that some of his female colleagues wore more makeup than him.
Along with his kickass caption, Scott posted a photo of the makeup he was wearing on the day he was told to take it off.
"I might understand if my hair was dyed bright red (oh which some of my colleagues have)" he says in the post. "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)."
Sorry, we're with Scott on this one. If you find his flawless skin and crazy good makeup skills offensive then that's really your problem hun-ay. Boss or not.
PS: Someone needs to put the words, "You can't tone down a masterpiece" on a t-shirt and sell it please.
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