An online petition calling for the firing of a lingerier who refused to remove a breast implant from a model after being told to stop is gaining steam, and some are questioning whether the move was in the best interests of the woman.
The petition, signed by more than 30 people who said they had been fired by K-Beauty, a major lingerie retailer, has been gaining momentum on Change.org.
It has already been signed by celebrities including Kylie Jenner and Lena Dunham, and the campaign has been endorsed by the CEO of K-beauty brand Lancôme.
However, the petition is now gaining traction after a video of the conversation was posted to Instagram by a woman who worked at the company.
In the video, a male manager of the company told the woman to remove the breast implant because it was a “violation of our company policy.”
In response, the woman is seen holding her breast implant in her hand and refusing to remove it, until the manager tells her to.
The video went viral and now has more than 2,300 likes and more than 4,000 comments.
“I just felt like a bad customer,” the woman told the outlet.
“It was disgusting.
They just told me to do it.”
“They told me I had to stop being a good customer because they said I didn’t deserve to be there.”
The company has since apologized for the incident and released a statement saying that they were “shocked” by the video and “have learned from it.”
It said they were trying to address the issue, and added that they would be making changes to the policy for future hires.
“We will continue to address this issue in the future,” the company said.
However there are some who are still questioning the decision to fire the woman, and even a boycott.
The campaign has sparked outrage in the community, with some calling for a boycott of K Beauty products.
“The CEO of Lancômes, a company with a history of promoting misogyny and sexual harassment, is telling a woman to stop working at her store because she refuses to remove breast implants.
This is outrageous and totally unacceptable,” one woman wrote on Change and launched a petition calling on K-Ladies to fire Ms. Dias.
“K-Lasses actions have been documented by the Human Rights Campaign and other organizations.
If they don’t change their policies, this will continue.
We cannot let this continue,” the petition read.
“If they do not change their behavior, women will continue being targets for sexual harassment and other violations.”
K-Pop star Park Hyo Jin, who has been a vocal critic of the K-League, also released a tweet expressing her outrage, saying, “You are a disgrace.
You are a horrible human being.”
“Please, K-Girls, stop harassing women, not only at your store, but all across the KLeague.
Please stop your lies,” she wrote.
K Beauty’s statement was not immediately available, but the company issued a statement on Tuesday that said, “We are taking this matter seriously and we have spoken to Ms. Dais.
We will continue working with her to address these issues.”
“We know how important our customers are to us, and that’s why we take these matters seriously and are addressing them,” the statement continued.
“Our policies, procedures, and training for our staff are rigorous, and we make sure that our staff has a wide range of knowledge and skills in order to help them perform their jobs well.”