Cosmetics expert Kristian Cardenas was completely shocked after the anonymous woman said she was sorry for the makeup artist having "chosen a path that's going to send you straight to hell"
A Texas bride-to-be refused to book a make-up artist after discovering her sexual orientation. In addition to that, she went on to lecture cosmetics expert Kristian Cardenas on why being a lesbian is "sinful". When Cardenas uploaded the series of homophobic texts, as anticipated, it sparked immense outrage from netizens. The Lubbock-based artist reveals her astonishment when the woman in question had a sudden shift in attitude after learning about Cardenas' sexuality over a text conversation on June 12.
A series of images uploaded by the makeup artist reveals the chain of messages from this anonymous bride who bluntly expressed that she didn't want Cardenas anywhere near her wedding. She further said that if the makeup artist decided to change her mind about her sexuality before the wedding, she would book her to do the makeup. Unable to ignore this obnoxious behavior, Cardenas uploaded the screenshots of the vile interaction along with a message urging people to be accepting of the choices others make.
If you take a look at the messages you will see how the conversation started out pretty harmless as the unnamed women inquired about the price that Cardenas charged for her makeup services. Pretty soon, things got intense when she posed a question that had nothing to do with the Lubbock-based artist's work. "Are you gay?" asked the woman and Cardenas cooly replied, "Yes ma’am, I am." She also made sure to ask what exactly such an abrupt personal question had to do with her abilities or services she was about to offer her.
Bride Refuses to Hire Gay Makeup Artist — See the Viral Screenshots https://t.co/cMioaeySyV Texas makeup artist Kristian Cardenas shared screenshots of a text conversation she had with a bride who said she couldn't hire her unless Cardenas "changes her mind about being gay."— Marie Henley (@mariehenley17) June 16, 2019
"Oh I don't want a gay person doing my wedding," responded the lady further adding how she was wondering if the professional was indeed gay or not as she could not tell for sure after going through her Facebook pictures. To this rude message, Cardenas calmly responded saying, "Okay that's totally fine, you have a nice day!" Unfortunately, Cardenas' professional and polite response to the message didn't stop the woman from throwing insults and judgments at her.
"I still have more questions," she continued. "How can you be a Latina woman and be gay? You do know being gay is a sin, correct?" The woman who is not named typed another lengthy message which read: I will pray for you my friend. I’m sorry that you’ve chosen a path that’s going to take you straight to hell. I think you do beautiful make-up but I just can’t have someone who’s gay being a part of my special day. The abhorrent message finally ended with her saying, The wedding is in a church and I don’t want you walking into my church. If at any time you change your mind about being gay, let me know and I’ll book you.
Although Cardenas didn't reply any further to the messages, she did chose to speak about the homophobic behavior she had to endure on Facebook. She threw light on the fact that even in 2019, members of the LGBTQ+ community are forced to face such adversities which is not fair at all. Addressing the recent event she wrote in a post: Openly sharing who I am with the world is my choice; a choice I will never apologize for. I love what I do and who I am. today I was taken back a little bit, and I doubted if I wanted to continue doing hair and makeup; if this is the response I am going to get for being who I am. homophobia is real, and with it being pride month I feel like the comments get worse. I’m sharing this today to say, please be kind to everyone. if someone doesn’t have the same views as you, opinions, or whatever it may just respect them. don’t hate them for being different.
The post continued: I blocked her number, name, and friends came out. I don’t want anyone to be hateful to her even though she was to me. nothing positive will come from that. my post is to simply educate anyone who thinks this isn’t a real issue. The post instantly received thousands of likes and shares and people filled the comment section with their response to this horrible conversation. A Facebook user Voni Elizabeth Shepard wrote: Your beliefs shouldn't be a hindrance to someone else's passion and way of life. Also, the factor that the bride stated “when you change your mind about being gay, let me know so I can book you. What do people think it is, that it's like a light switch that we can turn off when we feel like it or that was gonna change who we are for a bigoted bitch. I am bisexual and gender fluid. Keep up the beautiful looks and don't let anyone tell you who you are or try and change your love.
Marjo Lappalainen too revealed her shock writing, Just... Wow. Sorry, you had to cross paths with this kind of being. I'm quite speechless. Speaking of a similar situation Colten Kaplon wrote: I was recently attacked at my place of work so my heart goes out to you babe! Keep your head up! Anya Davenport could not believe that people like this actually existed and this was evident from her comment which read: She for real asked if you were gay? That’s so stupid and she said she could tell by your FB profile? I can’t tell, but then again I see a person, not a gay person, not a straight person, a beautiful person that should not have had this pos bridezilla control your sexual orientation.