We all know the drill: be careful with what you post on social media. But the following Instagrammer got publicly harassed by a company she applied for, all because of a holiday picture that she shared on the platform.
1. Emily applied for an internship.
Unfortunately, she didn’t get accepted. But that was not the only thing that happened. Her picture was shared on the company’s Instagram as an example of how not to apply for an internship. Say what?
i was objectified earlier today by a company because of a picture of me in a bikini. they claimed it made me an “unprofessional.” they screenshot the photo, posted it on their insta story and called me out.
i am still baffled that the company handled it in such a manner.
— Emily Clow (@emilyeclow) October 1, 2019
2. Exhibit A.
3. What they did wasn’t smart. Emily’s story is now going viral.
Just reported their Instagram account for harassment/bullying. Completely unacceptable behavior by a “professional” company.
— Michelle Lawson (@xo_michellejean) October 2, 2019
Discrimination and defamation lawsuit would be the easiest thing. Sounds like payday from a company that’s needs a lesson.
— Kyle M (@lostcuaz) October 2, 2019
She's wearing a swimsuit in a pool, so scandalous
— я (@rocketrchll) October 2, 2019
4. Even after she addresses the company on their behavior, they keep standing by their beliefs.
5. Remarkably, the owner of the company also uploads pictures that are -if we live by their rules- ‘not representative’.
— DazNetwork (@DazNetwork) October 2, 2019
How is this professional?? pic.twitter.com/CIpg4hBqEJ
— Josc (@joscelyn_lilly) October 2, 2019
Hey, Sara Christensen of Kickass Masterminds: nice work body shaming an applicant on social media. Especially after a look at your own Facebook page. Really stupid.
6. The internet fully supports Emily.
Got u. pic.twitter.com/7Veo3KbWIt
— leaf (@leaflyf) October 1, 2019
I run a marketing agency. Idgaf what my potential employees wear or do as long as they get their shit done. I dont see the connection between running another businesses fb and wearing a bikini on your own personal ig.
— 👻 🎃Haunted Genealogy 🎃👻 (@TXGenealogy) October 3, 2019
Update: after the podcast went from 5 stars down to 2 in less than 24 hours, she has removed it from iTunes
— Megan Marie (@meganmarie_93) October 2, 2019
7. People are turning against the owner of the company.
8. In the meantime… All the open profiles are locked and even the website of the company is deleted.
9. Does she even need an internship anymore? It looks like she won the Internet.
This backfired on this marketing agency that ironically was started by women. They took it upon themselves to portray the young lady as somehow inferior & unqualified for the position she inquired about because of a picture THEY posted showing her in a bikini? Mean Girl mentality
— Vicki Bluhm (@vicki_bluhm) October 3, 2019
11. And she proudly kept her photo online on her Instagram.
12. We wish Emily the best of luck while finding a great internship!
You dodged a bullet with that company! You look super cute in your bathing suit and your professionallism isnt based on what you wear outside of work. I hope the next place you deal with treats you properly!
— 🕸Annie 🕸 (@Pretty_pansies) October 2, 2019
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