Staples Empl Wears Blackface for Halloween..Goes Over Like a Lead Balloon

posted by Drew -

 A Staples in California is getting a lot of heat after one of their employees dressed in a BLACKFACE Halloween costume over the weekend.  She said she was dressed as a spa guest and it was a mud mask . . . but after people complained, she took it off and Staples issued an apology.

 

 

 I'm thinking this Staples store ISN'T going to have its employees dress up next Halloween.

 

 

A Staples in Pleasant Hill, California is getting a ton of heat after one of its employees wore a costume over the weekend that sure looked like BLACKFACE. 

 

 

Apparently the woman told people she was a "spa guest" and it was a mud mask.  She had curlers in her hair and a shower cap to complete the costume . . . but that's not exactly clear when you're looking at her.

 

 

And it didn't help that the managers told people they thought she was dressed as a Sharpie.

 

 

So after a bunch of people complained, Staples issued a statement saying two things.  One:  She wasn't REALLY one of their employees, she works for Hewlett-Packard and was working in the store promoting their items.

 

 

And two, quote, "While it was unintentional, it was still inappropriate . . . [and she] immediately removed the costume." 

 

 

(San Francisco Chronicle

 

 

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