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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We already gotta pay for their birth control.
Now they’re going to sue to make us help ‘em use it.
Nice pic of the bouncer. Where’s The Honey?
It’s his bar so he gets to determine who is pretty enough to dance on it. If she doesn’t like it, she can find a bar that will let her dance on it.
I also can’t believe you think she’s cute and she’s more than “chunky”.
Not sure why anybody would want to embarrass themselves by dancing on a bar anyway.
Does she think she is in charge of the place? Does she make the rules?
what an idiot. Let’s raise the drinking age to 30.
Don't people have any shame anymore? Why on earth would she want to publicize this embarrassing event? She's going to forever be known as the "chick too fat to dance on the bar".
Large And In Charge Movement!
Boys Town lineup.
This is hilarious, with Al Bundy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVg5QqJoxuU
Isn't that what a beauty contest is all about?
What about your spouse? Were you attracted to him by his looks?
You make the rockin’ world go round...get on your bikes and ride!
Hence, the phrase “eye of the beholder”.
Correct, the guy can have who ever he wants dance on his bar, in violation of dozen of food safety laws/regulations if he wants, it’s his bar.
I agree who would want to dance on a bar, even sadder is these girls/young women/older women go to bars and get (or to get) drunk.
I'm sorry, but if a few girls needed to get off to make room for this one young lady, she HAD to know the reaction she was going to get.
Sounds like she's trying to start something.
That’s not a woman. That’s an elephant/
Pretty is in the eye of the beholder.
Pretty is the eye of the BEERHOLDER.
There. Fixed it..
She could like Scarlet Johannsen; no one has a right to dance on a bar.
And she’s pretty far from looking like that.