A woman in the US has shared her shock at being sent home for wearing an “inappropriate outfit” – revealing she “didn’t understand” why.
The LA office worker, who posts using he handle @YingFitness, was stunned when she was asked to leave her sales job because of her outfit – posting a video of the ensemble to the platform to get a second opinion.
“I got sent home from work today because of what I wear,” she said in the short clip.
“I just don’t understand.”
The influencer, who has amassed over one million likes and 85k followers, then showed off her clothing choice, which included a black cardigan, black and white top and brown high-waisted shorts and trainers.
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The video soon went viral with over 200k views and it attracted over 2,000 comments.
While Ying didn’t understand why she was sent home, thousands of people took to the comments section of the video to share their opinions on why she was.
Many claimed her shorts were too short while others blamed the patriarchy.
One wrote: “Your short is way to short for most company attire code. Should be knee length. But it’s still look fantastic for other occasions.”
Another person commented: “Never wear anything above the knee, it’s very unprofessional. Also No Jeans with holes/rips, sneakers, flip flops, or sheer top.”
A third penned: “Ohhh I see the problem! It’s patriarchy!”
Meanwhile, a fourth claimed: “Yes I see a problem right there. You are working for the wrong company. bunch of machos conservators that still want women in dresses, 1800 is over.”
“Your shorts are too short,” added a fifth.
It comes after Marie Dee, from the US, wore a figure-hugging black dress with a high neckline to her office job recently – but said she was told to go home by the HR department because the outfit was “distracting”.
The mum-of-two described the decision as “ridiculous” and after sharing a video of her outfit as well as the conversation she had with human resources, Marie received an outpouring of support from people who agree her outfit is “professional and polished”.
Her TikTok video amassed more than 24 million views with many stating in the comments section there was “nothing wrong” with what Marie was wearing.
However, some have suggested the video isn’t 100 per cent authentic, with some claiming her dad owns the company.
— With The Sun