A black woman was told she could not have a beauty treatment because of her skin colour.OUTRAGE!!! Activate the LeeJaspertron!
Miss Inglis, who works in a wine warehouse, said: "It has been so humiliating and upsetting for me.
"I booked an appointment and they arranged for me to go and see them. I walked in and they told me to have a seat.
"I was waiting there for about ten minutes and then somebody called for me and said they could not do it.
"She said to me they don't do it for people who have the colour of my skin.
"I asked why and they said it is because they are not covered by insurance to do so.
"I was so angry and upset. I just had to leave because I could feel the tears welling up inside. I couldn't believe it.
"My partner picked me up and he wanted to go and talk to them because he was so angry at what had happened but I just said I wanted to leave.
"I just wanted to go home and try and forget about it.
"I have been telling so many people about it and nobody can understand why it happened. It just does not make sense. .
"I feel like I have been discriminated against because of the colour of my skin."Oh, the injustice! Oh, the racism! Oh...
Well, hold on a second there...
Lucy Meadows, manager of The Treatment Rooms, told the Post: "Our laser machine does not treat Afro-Caribbean skin, just as it can not treat the skin of people who are on certain medications, or those with certain health problems. This is to protect the skin and in the case of black skin is due to the pigmentation and the risk of burning.
"We are governed by the Laser Protection Advice and Medical Protocol, and we followed those guidelines."Well, it seems you have been 'discriminated against'. And it's for your own protection.
"We appreciate that there is currently nothing to explain the importance of a client's skin type regarding IPL/laser on our website but this will be rectified with immediate effect.
"We try our utmost to gain the required information over the phone however this is not always possible in a busy salon therefore a thorough consultation is imperative."Christ, can you imagine this dumb bitch's response if they'd asked her over the phone if she was black?
Yeah. Me too.
Surely no-one's so dim they'd risk their health over 'beauty' treatments, though?