Kerry Whittaker, a grocery store cashier from the UK, responded to someone who shamed her for her makeup. Since then, that response has gone viral all over social media, with people offering support and praise.
According to Metro UK, Whittaker took to Facebook where she expressed her thoughts about the awful situation she encountered. She was just doing her job at ASDA, a UK supermarket company, when she got insulted by customers.
Whittaker overheard a female customer and her daughter making several insulting comments about her appearance, particularly about how her makeup was done. Whittaker has exceptional hearing, because she heard the whole entire conversation in detail.
In a lengthy post, which has since been deleted, Whittaker starts off by stating “why are girls so nasty?” She then goes on to describe the situation stating that she was just sitting down at work minding her own business when she overheard the pair talking.
Whittaker went on to mention that the pair were “sniggering, laughing, saying ‘have you seen the state on that?””
“Who comes to work to sit on a checkout looking like that. I don’t know who she thinks she is,” they went on to say.
Whittaker went on to defend herself and to touch upon problems behind making insulting comments towards individuals, especially women.
“Why would you find that acceptable? I’m not harming anybody. Would you say the same about a girl who has a problem with her skin and spots on her face? I doubt it,” Whittaker wrote in defense.
Whittaker then went on to question “Why don’t you lead by example to your daughter about empowering other women rather than tearing them down?”
Her point is to show that women need to empower each other in today’s society in order to be strong individuals and leaders.
People should not be judging people based on their looks in the society that we live in today, she went on to mention.