Emma Hulse, A Woman in London was reportedly dismissed from her job at a London TV company for being too good looking.
Emma Hulse told that her manager at UNIT tv told her to leave because she “should be on a catwalk.”
She said, “We were supposed to finish at 6 pm and I got there at 9.30am and when I got there this other runner started explaining to me what I should do. Then they send me on a run. Then my agent texts me that I’m no longer required. I got there and spoke to the line manager and he asked me, ‘are you a model? Are you not doing catwalks, why are you not at the front of the house?”
“I was wearing lipstick but from my perspective, I was not inappropriate. I was wearing a shirt and trousers. I really didn’t think I looked inappropriate. Then [the manager] took my number, he suggested we go for a drink.”
She added that she was disappointed to be sent home. “Maybe that company employs plain looking people and maybe if you don’t look that way they don’t take you, maybe I was a distraction,” she said.
“I do camera operating as well, I work for many different companies and no one has sent me home because of the way I look. Especially within a creative agency you should be free to wear what you want.”
Surprisingly, the manager was also dismissed from the Job soon after.
Adam Luckwell, owner of UNIT TV told that there were “a number of things” about the manager that he was not happy with.
“We decided not to continue with the employment and terminated the contract within three months. We felt he was a bad fit for us and some of the things he was doing was not in line with the company’s policy”.