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?
Here, I've got an idea; suppose we agree that she can't actually have laser treatment, what with having black skin, but she can have the right to have laser treatment...
Doubtless the same is true of some ginger haired people as they very often have sensitive skin and freckles, or people with certain conditions like eczema (me).
Ahh, but we don't come under a protected class, so we can't moan. I do hope no one is silly enough to 'apologise' to this dopy mare, we'll never hear the last of itthen, Saint Doreen will be out of her coffin and shrieking again.
Love the name in the last report, "Vanity Wonder"!
I like the way she's been trying to 'forget about it' by telling as many people as possible.
"Christ, can you imagine this dumb bitch's response if they'd asked her over the phone if she was black?"
Oh, I dunno - it's (apparently) OK for all and sundry to ask your "ethnic background" for a whole range of totally unrelated enquiries. Equality works both ways....or rather it SHOULD do.
Macheath has it spot on, the "Salon" could have simply asked her to sign a disclaimer acknowledging that the possible risks to her skin type had been explained and the choice to continue was hers alone - end of .. no story, no faux "suffering", no Tabloids paying for her "story" - in fact, had she been asked to sign such a document I suspect she'd have been out of the place faster than ... well .. Jesse Owens I guess.
Just a shame that the majoririty of the paople that work in those places are no brighter than she is.
""I just wanted to go home and try and forget about it. "
Didn't try very hard did she?:
""I have been telling so many people about it and nobody can understand why it happened. It just does not make sense. . "
Oh well. Seems she couldn't find enough people to talk to, to forget about it, that she went to the local paper as well.
Stupid doesn't even cover it.
It's a shame it has come too late or we could have got her to help carry the Olympic flag along with the other victims of their own minds.
"Surely no-one's so dim they'd risk their health over 'beauty' treatments, though?"
Sadly yes. As mentioned above skin lighteniners damage the skin, then there's botox and of course plastic surgery. Yes, people risk their health in the pursuit of vanity.
I want to be a woman. From now on I want you all to call me Loretta.
It's my right as a man.
Why do you want to be Loretta, Stan?
I want to have babies.
You want to have babies?!?!?!
It's every man's right to have babies if he wants them.
But you can't have babies.
Don't you oppress me.
I'm not oppressing you, Stan — you haven't got a womb. Where's the foetus going to gestate? You going to keep it in a box?
STAN starts crying.
Here! I've got an idea. Suppose you agree that he can't actually have babies, not having a womb, which is nobody's fault, not even the Romans', but that he can have the right to have babies.
Good idea, Judith. We shall fight the oppressors for your right to have babies, brother. Sister, sorry.
What's the point?
What's the point of fighting for his right to have babies, when he can't have babies?
It is symbolic of our struggle against oppression.
It's symbolic of his struggle against reality...
Plod could not possibly grasp this abridged humour, Ranter. Please start over from "I love sheep."
A script I used to use in my analogy of society today with Reg being common sense reality, Stan 'oppressed minorities' and Judith liberalism/socialism. When 'Life of Brian' was released, people howled with laughter, especially at the Stan/Loretta scene, but then most people had common sense in those days.
What have the Romans ever done for us?
Race is just a social construct, you know. Oh yes it is.
Nice to see the paper being called out in the comments about how it has run this story in such a way as to damage the wholly correct salon.
"Here, I've got an idea; suppose we agree that she can't actually have laser treatment, what with having black skin, but she can have the right to have laser treatment..."
"Love the name in the last report, "Vanity Wonder"!"
Names in these stories are often a rich seam of hilarity.
"Oh well. Seems she couldn't find enough people to talk to, to forget about it, that she went to the local paper as well."
Indeed! As WoaR points out, though, the readers don't seem to be buying what she - and the newspaper - is selling...
I think you want to be careful about describing a named person as a "dumb bitch", what with these new "freedom of speech" laws on offense.
Ha fucking ha, PJH. What rock have you been living under? Truth a defence in libel? Not in the UK it ain't, matey.
"I think you want to be careful about describing a named person as a "dumb bitch", what with these new "freedom of speech" laws on offense."
I think it's OK as long as I don't say she smells... ;)
"Truth a defence in libel? Not in the UK it ain't, matey. "
I think you'll find it is.
And if that isn't sufficient for you, there's plans to make it more explicit.
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