Skip to comments.College student's outrage after bouncer wouldn't let her dance on bar because she was overweight
Posted on 04/29/2012 9:56:18 AM PDT by rawhide
A 21-year-old woman has accused the bouncers at her local pub of discrimination after she was banned from dancing on the bar because she was told she was too fat.
ABC News reports Jordan Ramos, a student at the University of Iowa, who describes herself as 'plus-sized', says she was with friends at Union Bar in Iowa City last month when she tried to climb onto the bar.
Miss Ramos says she was told to get back on the floor because she 'was not pretty enough' and was 'obviously pregnant'.
ABC reports the bouncer told Miss Ramos the bar was at capacity during a night out on March 3.
She told the network she waited until a few girls stepped off to make room and tried a second time to stand on the platform - but was stopped again.
Miss Ramos said a friend confronted the manager, but he refused to discuss the matter and asked the women to leave.
'There was only one difference: I am a plus-sized individual,' she told ABC.
'The bouncer said "Look, you will never get up on this platform. Go back to the dance floor where you belong."'
She returned to the bar again on April 14, and was again rejected.
'He said, "Youre not pretty enough and youre pregnant." I said, "I can tell you with 100 percent certainty that I am not pregnant."
'He then looked at my stomach and said, "You obviously are." They knew I was not pregnant; it was there way of calling me fat without having to actually say it,' she said.
Miss Ramos filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission, but officials told her they could not investigate because size discrimination is not illegal.
The incidents, she said, have made her question her worth.
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"You so fat, everytime you turn around it's yo birfday"....
This thread is just full of good material, plus some oldies but goodies. The mosh pit monster is an Internet favorite, probably 8+ years old. There are lots of Photochops of that one.
It’s a business decision. Fat girls on bar = empty bar. Attractive, not fat girl = lots of drunk guys at bar.
It’s really that simple.
She is so fat, the Mayans predicted her tripping.
She is so fat Bill Clinton found her attractive.
She is so fat, she is the first lady.
Unless it's a Lesbo Bar.
“You so fat, you ain’t got love handles you got a roll bar!”
Don't call us, we'll call you...if the phone don't ring, you'll know it's us!
People need to get over being offended so easily. Years ago, I was in Manhattan on business any my co-workers decided to take me to some "trendy" spots in Greenwich Village after work. Well the first two places we went to, the bouncers would let my co-workers in but stop me at the door and tell me I had to wait on the sidewalk due to fire code and the place being filled to capacity. I got the hint. I was dressed like Dilbert with my short-sleeved white shirt and dorky tie while my co-workers had sports jackets and open collar shirts. My co-workers were gracious enough to take me to a less trendy place and we still laugh about it today.
Response: One glance tells us that she should question her worth.
I havn’t laughed that hard in a very long time.
I'm with the bar on this one.
She’s DEFINITELY the UUUUUUUGGGGGLY friend. Fat chicks shouldn’t be allowed in wet t-shirt contests or to dance on bars.
I used to go to a bar with go-go dancers (in the 1980’s) and they had 1 fat dancer and you have never seen an area clear out so fast, as soon as she got up to dance the stage area clear out.
That is what private property rights and rights of ownership are for. The owner of private property gets to decide how property is used and disposed of. She sounds like a libtard that is confusing private property rights with government policy of equal use of the commons.
Couldn’t have said it better.
I agree. But by the looks of her, going to a bar where there will be other drunks, will be the best place for her to...errr..."pick somebody up"
Is that Iz in a Tutu
"I've got fuuuudge!"
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