Man Told to Remove Makeup at Work has Words For His Boss

"You can't tone down a masterpiece."

Scott Laplanche, a 20 year-old man who was told to remove his makeup at work.
Scott Laplanche, a 20 year-old man who was told to remove his makeup at work. (Photos: Facebook)

Scott Laplanche, from West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, has some words for his boss who told him to remove his makeup at work.

The 20 year-old shop worker was apparently told he could no longer wear makeup to work. According to Laplanche, who works at a local Currys PC World, that particular location had just come under new management. While his previous supervisors had no problem with his makeup, his new boss prompted him to “tone it down.”


Laplanche is quick to point out that there is no makeup policy at his place of employment. But for whatever reason, his boss decided to single him out, which Laplanche took as a discriminatory insult.

“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?”

But Scott just wouldn’t have it. While being quite confident, the young man explains his reasons for not removing the makeup.

“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…

“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.”

According to the Independent, a spokesman for Currys PC World had this to say: “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.”


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