A Texas woman was publicly shamed by the very company she applied for an internship with, after the company posted one of her bikini photos online.
24-year-old Emily Clow, applied to work with marketing company Kickass Masterminds, only to later be told in public forum that the company was looking for “a professional marketer – not a bikini model.”
To add insult to injury, Clow’s bikini photos -taken from her Instagram- were plastered on the comment.
“PSA (because I know some of you applicants are looking at this): do not share your social media with a potential employer if this is the kind of content on it,” the company wrote. “Go on with your bad self and do whatever in private. But this is not doing you any favors in finding a professional job.”
A female-founded company, KM was inundated with criticism following their move, which was highly publicised on Twitter.
Claiming she was disqualified due to her bikini photos, Clow was showered with adoration from people who felt she had been given a raw deal.
According to the Daily Mail, KM founder Sara Chestensen claimed that Clow was never disqualified, and removed the photo as soon as the young woman made a request to take it down.
“The woman in question was not disqualified because of her social media profile,” the founder said. “In fact, she was not disqualified at all. There was no communication to her saying she was disqualified.”
While many stood in support of Clow, one Twitter user gave a down-to-earth warning.
“You should know that tons and tons of companies do this, but they are smart enough to never talk about it,” the user wrote. “Social media has stopped many people from getting jobs.”
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