A new college graduate accidentally was sent a hurtful response from a prospective employer, and the post has gone viral on social media after posting her response on TikTok.
Gracie Lorincz, 21, applied for the job as a “brand representative” at Ava Lane Boutique at Auburn Hills, which claims to inspire “beauty through confidence.”
However, instead of receiving a job interview or a turndown, her employer accidentally sent her a judgemental email about her.
Chuck DeGrendel, the boutique’s VP of operations, was supposed to send the email to his wife and the business owner in which he wrote: “This girl is fresh out of college (Hope College) and not that cute.”
“She applied to the sales model position. Are you sure you want me to interview her?” he continued.
When Lorincz received the email, she decided to post a short video about it on Tiktok.
“Not that cute. Not that cute. Ok, ok, ok. It’s ok,” Lorincz reacted to the email.
As of Friday morning the video has drawn over 1.3 million views with hundred thousands of comments.
Her mother has also made a video to express her disappointment. She told Fox News that what happened to her daughter “was embarrassing” and “made her feel terrible.”
“She is sweet kid, she is not an attention hog, she is not a social media personality and didn’t anticipate what this turned into,” Lorincz’s mother said.
The VP went live on Facebook live to publicly apologize for his careless action.
“And I didn’t feel she was that cute,” he said. “So I didn’t know if I wanted to proceed with an interview. I don’t know why I said that, but I did, and I am very sorry for saying that.”
“It was very unprofessional and really not in line with our core values here, or my core values in general,” he continued.
The DeGrendels broke into tears during the Facebook live. However, it appeared that they would not be comforted by the netizens over the unfortunate event. People were angered by the couple’s cruel remarks, posting strong comments and even death threats to DeGrendel’s family.
“I feel my daughter deserves a real apology not a Facebook Live,” Lorincz’s mother replied online, saying she was not convinced because it was never directed at her daughter.