20-year-old Man Has A Lot To Say After Boss Tells Him To Take Off His Makeup

We are living in a time where diversity is embraced rather than discriminated against. More people are becoming comfortable with who they are and they’re not afraid to show it to the public. They are confident in their own skin.

Of course, not everyone has adjusted to this new way of seeing things and a recent incident has created a bit of an uproar in the Twitter world. It involves a 20-year-old employee named Scott Laplanche from Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

Laplanche is a male shop worker who was criticized by his bosses for wearing too much makeup. According to the Independent, his employer, Curry’s PC World, insisted that this whole situation was just a store-level misunderstanding. 

The company also added that they are actually “proud of its diverse workforce.” But Laplanche’s story is a little different.

The 20-year-old noted that he was asked to remove his makeup and believes the request was discriminatory because his female colleagues “wear more makeup than he does.”

According to the Independent, Laplanche had worked at the store for around 9 months and was never told to take off his makeup before.

However, he added that it was the new management that told him to completely take off his makeup. Laplanche then 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.”

Laplanche also included a photo in his post that he claimed was taken just moments after the disagreement. In the image, he can be seen wearing a neutral makeup look.

20-year-old Man Has A Lot To Say After Boss Tells Him To Take Off His MakeupDaily Mail

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.”

Apparently, his colleagues have some of these looks and are told nothing. In his post, he also added: “btw every colleague is looking fabulous with their own look. I’m just illustrating my point.”

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