Here at Complex, we’re all for a little girl-on-girl smooching, but let’s not forget about tact. Unfortunately for then-Vogue publisher Richard Beckman in 1999, he totally neglected discretion of any kind in his attempt to get two female employees to lock lips.

During a staff meeting, Beckman wanted advertisement executive Carol Matthews to kiss the magazine’s international fashion director, Emily Jahncke Davis, which, presumably, neither one of the women wanted to do. But that didn’t stop Beckman, acting quite thirsty for some action, from smashing Matthews’ face into Davis’ and breaking the former’s nose in the process.