Early Friday, #ShadesofRevlon began to bombard Twitter’s trending category. The hashtag is a result of a recent lawsuit filed against REVLON’s CEO Lorenzo Delpani.
The lawsuit, filed in 2013 by Alan Meyers, claims that the CEO made negative comments about blacks, Jews and other races. According to the lawsuit, he said he hates “dirty” Americans, thinks Jews “stick together” and believes he can “smell” black people when they walk into a room.
Meyers, who was one of Revlon’s top scientists, filed a discrimination suit stating that he was ostracized because of his Jewish heritage.
According to the suit, Delpani allegedly said he hates living among Americans, whom he called “small-minded” and “dirty,” and that he can’t wait to get back to a “real” country.
Meyers also claims Delpani made more additional comments, after a meeting in South Africa. He reportedly said he “could smell a black person when he entered a room.”
Revlon paints a different picture. Spokeswoman Kiki Rees tells the New York Post that Meyers was a disgruntled employee who did not perform up to company standards.
Meanwhile, a few folk on Twitter have reacted to the lawsuit, using the #ShadesOfRevlon hashtag, with a plethora of jokes. Check ’em out on the next page.
[New York Post, Twitter] -JessicaJ