Revlon isn’t having the best start to the new year, with an explosive lawsuit launched against the company claiming that CEO Lorenzo Delpani made several derogatory comments and believes that he can “smell” black people when they enter a room.

But the allegations don’t stop there: Delpani, who is Italian, also reportedly hates “small-minded, dirty Americans” and thinks that all Jews “stick together,” according to recently filed court documents

After a South Africa meeting, Meyers alleges that Delpani claimed he “could smell a black person when he entered a room.”

Delpani was also reportedly shocked to learn that the company didn’t have more Jews working there, considering that one of the biggest shareholders, Ron Perelman, was a prominent Jewish businessman, the Post reports. “Jews stick together,” Delpani allegedly said, according to the lawsuit


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Detestable Revlon CEO believes he can “smell” black people — here’s how Twitter reacted

According to a lawsuit, Revlon CEO Lorenzo Delpani thinks he can “smell” black people when they walk into a room, detests “small-minded, dirty” Americans and believes all Jewish people “stick together.”  

The court documents, filed by former Revlon chief scientific officer Alan Meyers, allege that the Italian-born Delpani made the disparaging comments in 2013 shortly after taking over the company. According to the suit, Delpani’s remarks about being able to “smell” black people came after a visit to South Africa; Meyers also claims Delpani said he was “shocked” there weren’t more Jewish people working at Revlon because the largest shareholder is Ronald Perelman, a Jewish American. 

Twitter is having a field day. Following the news of the lawsuit, the hashtag #ShadesOfRevlon began trending on Twitter


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