Hooters Fires Black Woman for Wearing Blonde Highlights

tiffany267:

This is the culture in which we live. A culture where women (especially women of color) are shamed for even the most innocent of personal decisions.

Originally posted on Black America Web:

An African American worker at a Hooters in Baltimore said she was fired from her job because she put blonde highlights in her hair.

Farryn Johnson told Baltimore’s CBS News affiliate that she was let go from her job as a waitress at Hooters due to ‘”improper image” after the 25-year-old refused to remove blonde highlights from her dark brown hair.

“They specifically said, ‘Black women don’t have blonde in their hair, so you need to take it out,’” Johnson told CBS.

“I didn’t see that it would be a big issue just because there were a lot of other employees working at the restaurant of other races with color in their hair. For instance, there were Asian girls with red hair and Caucasian girls with black hair and blond streaks so I didn’t think it would be an issue for the little piece of blond highlight in my hair.”

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