A man who wears makeup at work had the best response to his disapproving boss – Business Insider

Spotted Portsmouth
man is being praised online for refusing to take off his makeup
while at work.


The INSIDER Summary:

  • The internet is rallying behind a man who decided
    not to remove his makeup at his manager’s
  • The incident was documented via an anonymous post on
    the Facebook page, “Spotted Portsmouth.”
  • “After I refused, I’m getting told to tone it down?
    Excuse me? Tone it down? You can’t tone down a masterpiece,” he
  • Over 3,000 Facebook users have since liked the
    post, with several others commenting their support.

Amid so many makeup companies embracing the idea of men wearing
makeup — from Rimmel
to Maybelline
to CoverGirl
to MAC — you
may be hoping that some of that tolerance would trickle down to
the workplace. But in at least one workplace in Portsmouth,
England, they haven’t gotten the memo.

This was proved on Monday, via an anonymous
on the Facebook
page Spotted
, which highlights people and events in Portsmouth,
England, when a man claimed that although he’s been wearing
makeup to work for eight or nine months now, and his workplace
has no no-makeup policy, his new bosses now have an issue with

“I’ve been working here for about 8/9 months and I’ve never been
reprimanded on my make-up before,” the poster wrote. “Actually
quite the opposite… some mangers have supported me and
complimented my makeup.”

But according to him, with new management at his job, he’s had to
stand up for his right to wear makeup to the workplace, just like
his female coworkers do to no criticism at all.

“However recently we’ve had to go under new management,” he
continued. “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.”


Ultimately, he just wasn’t going to comply.

“I felt this was discriminatory?” he wrote. “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.”

At the end of the post, he posted an image of himself with a full
face of makeup, complete with some rather spectacular
highlighting and eyebrow shading.

“This is 2017, a time of year where we celebrate Pride throughout
summer and I look hella hot so deal with it!” he wrote. “It’s
wrong to blatantly discriminate for whatever reason that may be.”

In response to the post, this guy is already feeling the love.
It’s been liked more than 2,400 times, with people writing
comments like: “Keep it up! You’ve done nothing wrong,” “If you
can do your job and it makes you more confident… it’s nobody’s
business but yours” and “I clearly need a makeup lesson from

We concur.