Coworker Wants Makeup Banned, I Told Him to Shave His Beard. AITA?

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A 25-year-old receptionist, who loves wearing makeup, gets into a heated debate with a coworker who wants makeup banned in the office. Read on to find out what happens when the receptionist tells the bearded coworker that he should shave if she can't wear makeup. The situation escalates quickly, leaving the receptionist feeling guilty. Find out if the receptionist is the a**hole in this amusing workplace drama.

Makeup shaming at work? Not on my watch! 💄✊

tamakeuplover | tamakeuplover

Office dress code meeting ends with unexpected concerns. 🤔

tamakeuplover | tamakeuplover

Gender stereotypes at work? Let's discuss makeup and professionalism.

tamakeuplover | tamakeuplover

Sassy comeback shuts down sexist coworker. 💄🧔

tamakeuplover | tamakeuplover

Commenter feels guilty for retaliating against coworker's makeup ban request.

tamakeuplover | tamakeuplover

Makeup ban backfires, leading to office drama 😬

A seemingly harmless discussion turned into a heated debate at a law firm when a coworker suggested that makeup should be banned. The comment was directed towards a young woman who wore a full face of makeup to work. In retaliation, she suggested that if she couldn't wear makeup, then her coworker shouldn't be allowed to keep his beard since it drastically changes his appearance. The situation escalated quickly and now the office is divided. Some employees are making fun of the coworker who made the comment while others are sympathizing with him. The woman who was targeted now feels guilty for her response and is seeking advice on whether she was in the wrong. Read on for the comments and reactions to this workplace drama.

NTA for calling out office misogynist's double standards 🚫👩‍💼💄

claypolejr | claypolejr

NTA. OP called out coworker for double standard. Agree 👍

thoughtfulspiky | thoughtfulspiky

Flip the mirror and NTA, family showing their whole ass.

HowardProject | HowardProject

Commenter supports OP's witty comment calling out misogyny.

swammer123456789 | swammer123456789

Empowering clapback shuts down makeup-shaming coworker. YAS QUEEN 👑💄

The_Wondering_Monk | The_Wondering_Monk

Clap back at coworker who hates makeup with hilarious comebacks 😂

ChibiSailorMercury | ChibiSailorMercury

Putting a coworker in their place? 👊 NTA wins!

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Coworker hits on engaged receptionist and wants makeup banned

Starlight_Sparrow | Starlight_Sparrow

Makeup not required in dress code, facial hair is. NTA.

NefariousnessGlum424 | NefariousnessGlum424

Makeup ban is ridiculous, well-dressed receptionist enhances office's appeal 😍

cassowary32 | cassowary32

Makeup vs Beard: A heated argument with personal attacks. ESH.

Good0nPaper | Good0nPaper

When it comes to criticism, he's a one-way street. 🤷‍♀️

FloridaPoodleSchool | FloridaPoodleSchool

Makeup shaming in the workplace? NTA claps back with epic comeback 💄👏

RebeccaMCullen | RebeccaMCullen

👍 You go, girl! Shutting down the double standards. NTA.

cara180455 | cara180455

Gendered dress codes? Nah, not on our watch 🚫👗

[deleted] | [deleted]

NTA. Commenter defends OP's clapback and calls out coworker's incel beliefs. 👏

ginsengtea3 | ginsengtea3

Toxic workplace: Commenter suggests makeup for front office professionalism. Reply sarcastically disagrees.

SirFlibble | SirFlibble

Commenter supports OP and calls out coworker's behavior. 🙌

SHTF-Girl | SHTF-Girl

When it comes to criticism, some people can't handle it 😬

FloridaPoodleSchool | FloridaPoodleSchool

ESH: Commenter calls out unprofessional behavior in makeup argument.

Leprecon | Leprecon

Defending makeup after coworker's ridiculous ban suggestion 🙄

TruckOk7081 | TruckOk7081

Shutting down sexism with a simple shrug 😎

BoredAgain0410 | BoredAgain0410

Clap back at a nosy coworker with professionalism. 💄💼

usmcbamagirl1026 | usmcbamagirl1026

Breaking stereotypes and standing up for individuality in the legal profession 💪

[deleted] | [deleted]

Empowering response to sexist coworker. 👏💪

tropicalwallpapers | tropicalwallpapers

Standing up to bigotry builds confidence. 🙌

BVel228 | BVel228

Turning the tables, NTA! 💄🧔

RaymondBeaumont | RaymondBeaumont

Commenter defends makeup, suggests beards are like makeup for men.

-breakfast4dinner- | -breakfast4dinner-

Commenter praises OP's witty response to coworker's request. 😂

Spiritual_Ad9143 | Spiritual_Ad9143

40-year-old dude supports OP's look. NTA 😁

UberN00b719 | UberN00b719

Slay, queen! Shut down that makeup hater! 👑💄

[deleted] | [deleted]

Standing up to unprofessional behavior at work. NTA! 🙌

PurrrrmanentFixture | PurrrrmanentFixture

Hilarious comment shutting down a makeup-ban coworker. NTA!

banan3rz | banan3rz

Commenter questions receptionist's job, sparks debate ⚔️

High_In_The_Instep | High_In_The_Instep

Sassy clapback to makeup ban wins office popularity contest 🎉

No_Proposal7628 | No_Proposal7628

NTA stands firm, makeup ban is a hairy situation 🧔

bloopbiancabloop | bloopbiancabloop

When coworkers clash 💥

LimpingOne | LimpingOne

NTA wins makeup war with a 12-year-old jab 👊

TrashPanda137 | TrashPanda137

Shave the drama, not the beard! 🧔 You're NTA.

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Professionalism questioned after makeup vs beard argument in office. 😬

mindbird | mindbird

Standing up against misogyny in the workplace. You go girl! 💪


Defending makeup in the workplace, NTA wins the argument 💄

unrepentantbanshee | unrepentantbanshee

Misogyny at work. NTA. Women should not be shamed for wearing makeup.

krazykirbs | krazykirbs

NTA shuts down coworker's makeup ban with epic clapback 👏

Philip_J_Fry3000 | Philip_J_Fry3000

Breaking gender stereotypes 💄👩‍💼👨‍💼

Ok-Disaster-2919 | Ok-Disaster-2919

NTA and a compliment! 🙌

brazentory | brazentory

Empowering response shuts down makeup shamer. 🙌

HoneyBadgerMarmalade | HoneyBadgerMarmalade

Banning makeup vs. shaving a beard - who's ruder? 🤔

GrWr44 | GrWr44

Mic drop! 🎤 NTA shuts down makeup-banning coworker.

sadiesatellite | sadiesatellite

Don't feel bad for standing up for yourself! You're NTA 👍

blacksyzygy | blacksyzygy

NTA claps back at coworker's makeup ban with beard shade 👏🏼

gracefarie | gracefarie

Sassy clapback shuts down makeup-hating coworker 💯

kittynoodlesoap | kittynoodlesoap

NTA shuts down criticism with clever comeback 😎

Chef73 | Chef73

Commenter thinks OP is NTA for retaliating against coworker.

TGin-the-goldy | TGin-the-goldy

Defending personal choices in the workplace with humor and tact 💄

DanielleDrs88 | DanielleDrs88

Makeup ban vs. beard? NTA puts coworker in his place 😎

ElsaAzrael | ElsaAzrael

No makeup, no problem! 😎 NTA and hilarious clapback 👏

occamslizard | occamslizard