An on-going Fired waitress hair issue took another turn on Thursday when Farryn Johnson spoke out about what she believes got her fired from her “Hooters” job.
Her alleged “unnatural” hair.
Johnson, a young black woman, says she wore her naturally dark-colored hair with artificial blonde highlights to work one day in June.
That didn’t sit well with her boss, who is said to have barraged her with questions about her hairstyle.
In August, when Farryn was unwilling to change her hair because it was deemed “unnatural” for a black woman to hair blonde highlights, Johnson says she swiftly fired.
Due to her firing, Farryn has filed a complaint with the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights. And according to the Christian Post, other black employees were asked to change their hairstyles, as well.
Hooters is of course denying any discrimination. An official statement says that the ladies who work at Hooters must be “camera-ready” at all times and must also look “glamorous” and “wholesome.”
Johnson is said to be seeking her lost income, and hopes to alter Hooters’ policy for the better.
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