Makeup artist 'extremely hurt' after bride turns her down because she's lesbian
It had nothing to do with her skills.
A makeup artist has opened up about being turned down for a job because she's lesbian.
Kristian Cardenas told Insider that the bride messaged her about pricing, but then continued to ask "a few questions."
Kristain told the publication that the woman asked, "Are you gay?" to which she replied, "Yes ma'am I am," and continued, "I'm sorry, but what does that have to do with your wedding or my services?"
The woman responded: "Oh I don't want a gay person doing my wedding. I saw your FB and I couldn't tell if you we're or weren't gay [sic]."
Kristian said that was "totally fine" and wished her a nice day... but the woman continued to write to her.
"How can you be a Latina woman and be gay? You do know being gay is a sin, correct?
"I will pray for you, my friend. I'm sorry that you've chosen a path that's going to send you straight to hell. I think you do beautiful makeup but I just can't have someone who's gay being a part of my special day.
"The wedding is in a church and I don't want you walking into my church."
She then said it she "changes" her mind about being gay, to get back to her.
Kristian told Insider that the messages were "extremely hurtful" and that she blocked the bride but took screengrabs of the messages to share with her followers.
She wrote on Facebook:
"Homophobia is real, and with it being pride month I feel like the comments get worse. I'm sharing this today to say, please be kind to everyone. If someone doesn't have the same views as you, opinions, or whatever it may be, just respect them. Don't hate them for being different."
Since she shared the post she has gained a tonne of praise and support.