LuLaRoe, makers of the bright floral-printed leggings you鈥檝e likely seen floating around on your Facebook feeds, has had a rough go of it lately. Not only has the brand seen some major backlash from customers who complain that聽the聽clothing is literally falling apart on them, but LuLaRoe is now seeing it from the other side, too: their sales聽reps.

According to Racked, reports of mistreatment of their freelance employees have begun to stack up, and some reach as high up as the company鈥檚 CEO, Mark Stidham. If that name is familiar, it鈥檚 because he鈥檚 the same man who told Business Insider that he didn鈥檛 鈥渇eel we have much to apologize for鈥 when customer complaints began to arise.

In a recent (now-deleted) webinar meant to 鈥渕otivate鈥 employees, Stidham was reportedly quoted as chastising 80,000 reps who complained about stale inventory by saying, 鈥淣o, you鈥檙e stale. Your customers are stale. Get out and find new customers. If you bring a new customer in, then your inventory isn鈥檛 stale. The problem is, you try to sell to the same group of people day after day after day.鈥 He also reportedly told them to ignore any negative comments they may have heard about the company by saying, 鈥淵ou cannot wrestle with the pig without getting a little mud on ya. Don鈥檛 wrestle with the pigs, ignore them.鈥

And employees say it goes far beyond what some call 鈥渁busive鈥 pep talks: Current and former consultants聽for the company claim that they鈥檙e being intimidated from selling their merchandise (for which they already paid) at a discount. To enter into a contract with the brand, each consultant must first buy $5,000 worth of product. A source revealed to聽Racked聽that it clearly states they can sell the product at whatever price they like, so long as they don鈥檛 advertise discounts. Still, she says consultants are encouraged to 鈥減olice鈥 sales by other consultants. In fact, she says, there鈥檚 actually a 鈥渄edicated compliance department for reporting such issues.鈥

It鈥檚 particularly an issue for those looking to sell off their inventory to get out of what they say is an oversaturated business, and many have been unable to recoup the funds they shelled out, as a portion of each individual sale goes to the sponsor who signed the sales rep up. Currently, several consultants聽are participating in what is known as GOOB (Going Out of Business) sales to avoid selling items back to the company with a restocking fee and stipulations about which items they鈥檒l accept.

鈥淎fter failing to give me damage and backorder credits, I have no reason to trust them that I will get 100 percent back in this process,鈥 one anonymous woman told the outlet. 鈥淲hen the Titanic was sinking, people didn鈥檛 ask the captain for a refund.鈥

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(h/t Racked; Photos via LuLaRoe)