A TikToker believes she was unfairly fired from Gucci after flaunting the lavish retailer uniform she was gifted — however viewers say she 'fumbled the bag' (actually)

  • After being employed as a Gucci gross sales affiliate, Melanie Moradi unboxed her luxe uniform on TikTok.
  • She joked about taking the freebies — together with blouses, trousers, and a handbag — and ghosting the brand new gig.
  • Moradi stated she was fired for violating Gucci’s social media tips, and needed to give all the pieces again.

After touchdown a job as a gross sales affiliate at Gucci, Los Angeles-based Melanie Moradi confirmed off on TikTok the lavish uniform — that included a number of designer items and leather-based items — that the posh model bestows new retail staff. 

Moradi’s April 4 unboxing video, aptly set to the tune “Gucci Gang” by Lil Pump, amassed 9.4 million views. In it, Moradi confirmed off the haul: two big purchasing luggage stuffed with blouses, trousers, blazers, a bag, a belt, socks, and two pairs of footwear. “Ought to I simply maintain the bag and ghost?” she captioned the video.

(All new staff are given the identical gadgets, she famous, although the boys’s apparel differs barely, and staffers accumulate extra items the longer they’re employed.)


Nonetheless, the joys of the haul was short-lived. Eleven days later, the creator shared that she was “fired” for her viral TikTok, and needed to give the entire gadgets again. “Perhaps learn the social media tips if you get employed or do not as a result of I hated the job anyway,” she wrote in her follow-up video.

The saga has gone wildly viral on the platform. Moradi instructed Insider that she’s glad it has stirred debate about “the requirements and circumstances that we’re accepting at work,” and “not being so keen to sacrifice our psychological well being, our wellbeing, or freedom of expression for the sake of a job.”

However commenters appear to be taking Gucci’s facet within the ordeal, with many saying she sabotaged her new job within the title of TikTok views.

‘They did not hearth me for the video itself. They fired me for my caption,’ Moradi stated

Moradi admitted to Insider that she didn’t learn the onslaught of PDF paperwork within the HR portal, which delineated the corporate’s insurance policies about social media use, earlier than she signed them.

Gucci’s tips allow staff to publish in regards to the model, she later realized, however they’re cautioned to make use of their “greatest judgment” in doing so. In response to Moradi, an govt who subsequently flagged the TikTok to Moradi’s retailer supervisor wasn’t humored by her quip about ghosting with the free items.

Her former supervisor then requested her to take her video down when it had simply 360,000 views, and she or he promptly complied with that request (she offered Insider with their textual content trade). However on April 12 she was instructed in individual that her gross sales affiliate job was being terminated.

“They did not hearth me for the video itself. They fired me for my caption,” she stated. “HR instructed me it did not shine mild onto Gucci.”

Moradi stated she was made to offer the entire gadgets again, as she was nonetheless inside her 90-day probationary interval of employment. Gucci didn’t instantly return Insider’s requests for remark.

After that, she determined to set her TikTok stay as soon as once more.

Viewers determined that she was rightfully punished, however Moradi maintains that she wished the matter was ‘dealt with with extra grace’

Whereas many TikTok commenters confirmed assist, others critiqued Moradi for her actions, particularly given the luster of the Gucci title. 

“Uh it isn’t gucci’s loss, they want first rate staff who maintain it lowkey contemplating that its a luxurious model lmfao,” one prime commenter wrote. “The truth that folks do not see it is apparent you’ll get fired is thoughts blowing,” one other prime remark stated.

A number of viewers teased Moradi for “fumbling the bag,”

Moradi has been persevering with defend herself all through the mishap. In a video she posted final week, the final one she stated she would make, the ex-Gucci worker stated she thinks persons are lauding the model an excessive amount of.

“Plenty of you guys have been hailing Gucci because the end-all-be-all of employers,” Moradi countered. “It is nonetheless retail.”

She instructed Insider that she didn’t search out the Gucci gig, however that it fell into her lap by means of an in depth pal who works for the corporate. However nearly instantly, she was depressing working retail and ready on clients and standing on her ft all day.


She stated she noticed each the preliminary alternative and her subsequent termination as considerably fated. 

“I am a really non secular particular person,” she stated. “I really feel just like the universe heard my name and answered my blessings. I used to be very relieved to get let go.”

“I simply want the scenario was dealt with with extra grace, compassion, and understanding,” she added.