"He contacted me by saying that he was interested in my resume, but after seeing my Facebook profile he told me that he did not like me and even advised me to remove photos with my boyfriend from profile," she told Corriere della Sera.
But the shopkeeper made a big mistake by conducting out the racist rejection on a phone messaging service, allowing Chiara to take screengrabs of his remarks and make them public.
The record store owner initially wrote: "As far as I'm concerned, you can go out with the Monster of Florence [a 90s serial killer], but I'm not going to entrust the safety of my store to someone who shares their life with an African."
He also warned other users of a local job website to be wary of Chiara because she has "50 African boyfriends". A furious Chiara replied: "What do you think? That I'm going to steal from your stupid shop to bring money to him? I'll let him into steal?
Chiara's screengrabs were widely shared in the local community and the shop owner has reportedly received a lot of threatening messages and been forced to close his Facebook profile.
Maria Luisa Coppa, president of the Turin Union of Traders, told Repubblica: "Respect and integration are values that animate our activities. Episodes such as the one reported do not belong to our culture."
Chiara said: "He could have told me that my CV was not good, I would have accepted that, but I did not think I would be a victim of racism because I was engaged to a man of colour." THINK YOUR FRIEND WOULD BE INTRESTED? SHARE THIS STORY USING ANY OF THE SHARE BUTTON BELOW ⬇ PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>