No one should ever be made to feel bad about their appearance. If a person you’ve never met wants to wear no makeup, awesome; if they prefer to flex their creative muscle through meticulous contouring and eyeshadow application, fantastic! There’s nothing more impressive than a self-taught makeup pro who puts their handiwork to use on the daily.
Kerry Whittaker, a cashier from UK, does just that. According to Metro UK, the young woman was just doing her job at Asda, a British supermarket, when she overheard a female patron and her daughter make offensive comments about Whittaker’s appearance, specifically her makeup application.
In a Facebook post, Whittaker explained how the whole thing went down, though the post has since been deleted. In it, Whittaker wrote “They’re sniggering laughing saying ‘have you seen the state on that? Who comes to work to sit on a checkout looking like that.. don’t know who she thinks she is.'” Um, anyone who appreciates quality mascara and finds deep pleasure in perfecting a cat-eye-liner flick “comes to work looking like that.” For some women, makeup makes them feel good, for others it’s a form of self expression. Regardless, no one should be shamed for their choice to play with products, especially in a public place where they’re just trying to do their job.
In her post, Whittaker went on to name three reasons why this mom and child should be the ones who feel ashamed, not her.
Here’s the caption from her Facebook, which, according to Metro UK, was removed because it had been flagged as inappropriate content. (There was one swear word at the end, so maybe that’s what the social sharing site wasn’t down with.)
“1st of all Why would you find that acceptable? I’m not harming nobody. Would you say the same about a girl who has problems with her skin and spots on her face? I doubt it 2nd Why don’t you lead by example to your daughter about empowering other women rather than tearing them down. In this society the last thing we need to be doing to each other as humans is judging people based on looks. 3rd When you can do a cut crease as sick as this then come back to me and tell me I look like sh*t.”
Likely (hopefully) that mother and daughter were just having an off day. Because based on the snaps of Whittaker, her contouring is totally on point and looks like professional, Hollywood-approved work.