Friday, August 12, 2005
Beauty giant L’Oreal was busted for acting ugly. The California Supreme Court ruled the company could be held liable for telling a supervisor to fire a dark-skinned female employee because she wasn’t “good looking enough.” The company had also instructed the supervisor to replace the worker with someone “hot.” Wonder if Dove will proceed to terminate employees for not being fat and real enough. In unrelated employment news, Whirlpool broke down and agreed to pay $850,000 to clean up dirty hiring charges. The discrimination claims involved 800 Black job applicants in Tulsa. Come to think of it, were minority candidates interviewed to replace the retiring Maytag repairman? Another court battle saw Lil’ Kim successfully stop Lil’ Cease from releasing a DVD featuring her name and image. However, she’s still scheduled to bust a move to the big house for lying to a federal grand jury. And there’s nothing lil’ about the newest addition to the Miami Beach police force. Shaquille O’Neal wants to bust sex offenders now that he’s a bona fide U.S. deputy marshal. The all-star NBA center is almost officially approved to make arrests, conduct search warrants and pack a firearm. Meanwhile, G-Unit rappers Lloyd Banks and Young Buck aren’t allowed to pack heat — they were busted on gun charges in New York City.