*Have you ever thought you lost a job because of your appearance?
Whether it’s because of what you wore or how your hair was done?
Let us introduce you to the story of Markeese Warner.
One summer day, Markeese Warner journeyed to Six Flags in her home state of Maryland for a job interview with the amusement park’s food services. Warner, 21, like most college students was looking for a summer job to make some money before returning to Pennsylvania State University in the fall for her senior year. On the day of the interview, Warner wore a black business dress, a pair of flat shoes, with her hair pulled back in a ponytail. Professional as usual for any job interview.
But much to Warner’s disbelief, when she was called into the human resources office to be interviewed, she was told that she was in clear breach of a very strict employee policy.
To read the rest of the shocking story, go to the Loop 21.
*One day after a Chicago jury found William Balfour guilty of the triple murders of her mother, brother and nephew, Jennifer Hudson was on a roller coaster at Six Flags – taking a much-deserved break from the harsh reality of the past few weeks.
Hudson was accompanied at the Chicago-area Great America theme park by her fiancé, David Otunga, and other members of her extended family.
Jennifer, described by park officials as “nice and relaxed” during the excursion, spent roughly six hours on the grounds, lining up for “mostly thrill rides,” among them the new X Flight roller coaster at the Gurnee amusement park.
“Jennifer and her family and some of the crew had an enjoyable day at the park,” Six Flags spokesman Brandon Bruce told E! News. “We are glad we did all we could to provide that for them.”
While photos of the couple—who enjoyed the day out with various friends and Hudson family members—popped up by fellow thrill-seekers on Twitter, the group was able to maneuver around the park relatively privately and largely unapproached as they were escorted to the rides by security guards.