A man in the UK’s Facebook post has gone viral after he wrote about how new management at his work told him to “tone it down” and remove his make-up.
Scott Ayton-Laplanche—who works at Curry’s PC World in Wakefield, West Yorkshire—wrote on social media 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, all of that changed when the store came 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?
“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 goes on to say that female staff are allowed to have bright red hair and blue eyeliner and have not been reprimanded.
“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.”
Ayton-Laplanche then posted a selfie of his exquisite brows, contoured cheeks and perfect lips in his work uniform.
His post has been liked over 20,000 times and received thousands of comments of support.
One wrote: “That would be the Universe telling you, you deserve a better job! Go for it, you look fantastic, btw.”
Another said: “You're beautiful and you slay your makeup! In no way does it look inappropriate for work therefore you need to appeal against these delinquent managers!”
No word as to whether Ayton-Laplanche is still working at the store but he recently posted on Facebook that he was visiting family and friends in France and Greece and “definitely needed to escape everything!!”