Undercover Boss stooped to depressing new lows on Sunday, airing an episode that featured a CEO offering a woman breast implants as a workplace incentive and firing another for refusing to wear a bikini top on camera.
Sunday’s episode of the popular long-running show featured Doug Guller, the founder and CEO of Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill. Guller “openly welcomes controversy and proudly refers to his chain of restaurants as ‘breastaurants’,” according to CBS’s own description.” Although “breastaurants” are bullshit creations of morons who are desperate to carve out a niche for themselves in an increasingly shrinking restaurant market, people like Guller view the word as a term of endearment. So now you know exactly who/what you’re dealing with as we move forward.
During the episode, Guller fired a woman who wore a t-shirt instead of a bikini top while the cameras were at the bar. To be clear, Jessica (the employee in question) didn’t refuse to wear the bikini that all female employees asked to wear while working; she just said she didn’t feel comfortable wearing a bikini top on camera. That was a “big bummer” for Guller, who promised to help “get [her] resume out there.” I’m not sure which is slimier—the boss who fires you for refusing to be filmed in a bikini or the one who promises to help find you work after he does.
Then there was also this moment:
Employee offered a breast augmentation if she steps up her game for next 6 months #undercoverboss
— Gary Dinges (@gdinges) December 29, 2014
Yes, that’s right. The CEO of a company offered one of his employees free huge boob implants if she promises to work harder. (We’re shattering the fuck out of the glass ceiling in 2014, aren’t we?) This happened on national television, on a show that was billed as heartwarming. This also sort of counts as their holiday episode, in case you’re keeping track of the reasons to feel skeeved out and depressed by this. Lots of people were pretty disgusted by what went down on the show on Sunday night.
Hey @CBS @undercover_cbs, this a joke, right? #UndercoverBoss Someone at CBS needs to be fired #OutofTouch pic.twitter.com/AGcHsa7cur — Jon Rojas (@jonrojas) December 29, 2014
Yowza #Undercoverboss was like a bad Saturday Night Live skit vs family friendly @CBS show tonight. Complete #fail & disgrace to women!
— Pam Moore (@PamMktgNut) December 29, 2014
@DougGuller fires a woman on national TV, because she didn’t want to be a bikini bartender for her entire life #classy #undercoverboss — John Fauth (@JohnFauth) December 29, 2014
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