A Michigan boutique emailed a job applicant that she was “not that cute” after she applied for a sales position.
Gracie Lorincz, 21, was hoping to work at Ava Lane Boutique in the north Detroit suburb of Auburn Hills and received an email from Chuck DeGrendel. Chuck meant to send the email to his wife, Laura, who owns the business.
“This girl is fresh out of college (Hope College) and not that cute,” Chuck wrote, as seen in a TikTok video shared by Lorincz. “She applied to the sales model position. Are you sure you want me to interview her?”
“:))))) feeling amazing,” Lorincz captioned the post.
The DeGrendels apologized to Lorincz and others in a tearful Facebook video.
“I can only imagine how awful she would feel,” Chuck said. “I’m really, really sorry that I said that. It was wrong to say on many levels, I don’t know why I said it, but I did. And it’s 100% my fault.”
They also said they and their children had been threatened since Lorincz’s post went viral. In a comment on the video, Lorincz asked people to stop attacking the family and their business.
Chuck also personally apologized to Lorincz, the Detroit Free Press reported.