Imagine this…. You work your ass off and lose 100 lbs by working out and eating healthy. You finally feel confident enough to put on a bikini and head to the water park to enjoy some fun in the sun with your daughter. You walk into the park and see many other girls around you wearing bikinis and you start to feel more comfortable in your own bikini…until the workers at the water park come over to you to tell you that you’re showing too much skin for the water park! She was eventually kicked out.
This just happened last week to a poor woman named Madelyn Sheaffer, who’s 42 years young, in Independence, Missouri.
The parks employees approached her and asked her to put on shorts and a shirt over her bikini because she was showing too much skin.
Madelyn states that she shouldn’t have to put on shorts when she was wearing the same size bikini bottoms as other girls (16-18 years old) at the pool. Madelyn claims it was because of her age and that had more of a “full figure”.
Watch the whole news story featured on ABC news below.
This story obviously drives me CRAZY. I seriously cannot believe that the city of Independence, Missouri is standing behind this story and claiming that it was the right decision. I’m sorry, but there is no dress code for the water park. She HAD A SWIMSUIT ON. As Madelyn stated, you should feel comfortable in the skin you’re in but stories like this are holding women back from feeling confident with their own bodies.
I’m going to go ahead and say that I guarantee this little water park has never kicked out an obese man without a shirt on for being too “full figured”. UGH..this story makes me SICK!!!
What do you think about this story? Should there be a dress code for family water parks?