Racism is alive and well at the luxury fashion brand Versace.
According to sources at TMZ, a former Versace employee, who also happens to be African-American, was informed of a code that notifies store employees when a black person enters.
“The man worked in a Bay Area store, and in a lawsuit says a manager told him about a store code called “D410,” which was used to casually let co-workers know a black person was present — as in, we got a D410 in menswear.”
According to sources within Versace, “D41” is also code for black items sold by the company.
According to sources at TMZ: “The employee says he shocked the manager by responding, “You know that I’m African-American?”
He says after that revelation they refused to give him rest breaks, and fired him after just 2 weeks. In the suit, he says he was told he was canned because he hadn’t “lived the luxury life.”
Of course, Versace denies these allegations and wants the former employee to drop the lawsuit.
However, it doesn’t look like that is going to happen. Maybe someone show make an example of these racist bigots. We have enough of that from the hate-fueled Trump supporters.