Target: Ronald Perelman, Owner of MacAndrews & Forbes, the parent company of Revlon
Goal: Fire Revlon CEO, Lorenzo Delpani, after his alleged racist comments.
A recent lawsuit brought against the current CEO of Revlon, Lorenzo Delpani, states that Delpani has spoken offensively of American, Jewish, and African American people since he was hired in 2013. Revlon’s company is international and its products are sold from Northern America to China and everywhere in between. With such a wide clientele, it is unacceptable that the CEO would allegedly speak so offensively of such a diverse group of people.
Alan Meyers was previously employed by Revlon as one of their top scientists yet was quickly fired after his complaints over the CEO’s alleged derogatory comments. Delpani is alleged to have said that he can “smell a black person when he entered a room.” Delpani was also alleged to have praised the CEO of Revlon’s parent company for not “sticking with other Jews” after stating his shock that there was not more Jewish people working for the company. Delpani is a native of Italy and also allegedly stated his disgust with Americans for being “dirty and small-minded.’ He also claimed that he is eager to return to a “real” country because, in his opinion, America is inching toward becoming like the radical terrorist group, ISIS.
Revlon was founded over 80 years ago and has since boasted its support of woman’s beauty in all shapes and forms. So, why is this company employing a CEO that is so quick to discriminate against certain races? The brand has held Halle Barry, an incredibly successful African American woman as a spokesperson for almost 20 years. Does the CEO also hold her to these insulting standards? Sign this petition and tell Revlon to fire this offensive and racist CEO.
Dear Mr. Perelman,
I am writing you today because I am deeply offended at alleged comments made by Revlon’s CEO. Lorenzo Delpani is alleged to have stated that Americans are “dirty and small-minded” and that he can not wait to leave the United States to return to a “real” country. On a trip to South Africa for company meetings, Delpani has allegedly said that he can “smell a black person when he enters a room”. After holding Halle Barry, an incredibly successful African American woman as spokesperson for Revlon, I am disappointed that you would employ a man who would say such derogatory things about African Americans.
Delpani has also allegedly spoken of you praising you for not “sticking with other Jews” after expressing his shock that there was not more Jewish people employed at Revlon. How could you stand behind a man who insults your own religion?
Delpani also allegedly went on an “Anti-American tirade” about how the United States was becoming more like ISIS, the radical terrorist group. Revlon is a company that should support the beauty of women of all races and religions. You cannot uphold those values while having someone with these offensive views working as CEO. I urge you to fire Mr. Delpani to prove that your company’s moral standards are as high as they advertise.
[Your Name Here]
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