A wedding make up artist was recently fired because the bride found out she has tattoos on her body. However, the make up artist came up with a witty reply that really put the bride in her place!
This is what the bride said to the wedding planner who referred the make up artist:
The response from the make up artist:
“Wow I’m not really sure what to say here. Maybe I don’t know what it’s like to be a minority – but I do know what it’s like to be discriminated against. And it’s something I’ve not publicly acknowledged. But I get judged every day because of my tattoos. And today, I was referred to as ‘white trash’ by you.
I can’t deny that what you said is hurtful. But like most judgmental hypocrites, you messaged me today (after the wedding planner shared these texts with me although you didn’t know that) and begged me to do your wedding, gushing about how wonderful my work is – I politely informed you I was already booked. Now you know why I fight so hard for equal rights for women – because despite being a successful, educated, businesswoman, I’m still considered just white trash because of my tattoos.”
One of the make up artist’s friends and former client shared this wonderful message on Facebook once she heard about it:
“This woman made me look beautiful at my wedding. She drove through snow and ice when other vendors bailed. She has a heart of gold and more kindness in her pinkie than many have in their hearts.
Her business sense is proved by her business success. Her intelligence, by the company she keeps. Her sense of social justice, by how she donates her time, food and platform.
Tattoos don’t exist to offend people. For thousands of years, humans have decorated their bodies for all kinds of reasons. They don’t signify a lack of intelligence or wealth or professionalism.
When we dismiss a person’s talent, value and contribution based on the design of their skin, style of their hair or any number of chosen physical attributes, we miss out. Not just on that person, but on the beauty of diversity.
This post saddened me since I saw it. I’m also bothered that a friend chose to share those cruel words with you. I don’t see the reasoning there.
I hope you forget this soon enough — and I hope others may remember this always.
Love you, my friend.”
While we understand that most brides want their day to be perfect, this is no excuse to discriminate others based off their choices. As her friend beautifully put it, diversity is a wonderful thing and it’s what makes us all human.
Share this with your friends and family if you agree!