Skip to comments.Woman says she felt fat-shamed at Islands of Adventure ride
Posted on 04/04/2018 9:33:12 AM PDT by simpson96
ORLANDO, Fla. - A woman said she felt fat-shamed when she was unable to ride Skull Island: Reign of Kong at Universal's Islands of Adventure.
Angel Morales said she asked workers if she could ride the ride bench with one fewer person so that she wouldn't make anyone sitting beside her feel uncomfortable.
Morales said she felt humiliated when employees declined her request.
The theme park doesn't have weight restrictions, so Morales said she didn't know she couldn't go on the ride until she was about to board it.
Morales said she bought annual passes to the park last year and couldn't wait to check out The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
"(I) couldn't fit on any of the Harry Potter rides because of my weight," she said. "(I) did a lot of bag-holding in Diagon Alley and that kind of thing."(snip)
"It's somewhat humiliating to have to ask for an accommodation because of one's weight -- that you have to put yourself out there and kind of beg to be able to ride and embarrass yourself because of weight," Morales said.
She filed a discrimination complaint with the Florida Commission on Human Relations. She said overweight people should be a protected class.
"Their interest is getting bodies and getting money and not accommodating paying customers," she said. "That's how I felt."
Morales said she was offered a $100 gift card, dinner and movie tickets, but she doesn't plan to return to the park.
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THAT’S what she embarrassed of? SMH
Truth hurts sometimes lady.
Rid yourself of shame. Lose weight fatty cakes
Bag holding.... okay. Maybe while waiting, you could do more bag lifts. Try maximizing how many bags you can lift with lots of repetitions. Do this every ride, and try again next year.
Don’t cry to me because you can’t fit in the seats.
Hop on the Fatty Fatty Bumble Atty!! Must be ______this wide
Imagine the jokes we’d be telling if she went to Sea World instead.
>>> She said overweight people should be a protected class. <<<
would they turn away a blind person?..a person in a wheelchair....how about a person extremely tall?...
freepers seem to want to dismiss people's complaints but believe me, it'll get around to you perfect bodied freepers eventually....
lets see now, white is bad, Christian is bad, fat is bad....all bad...all can be discriminated against...
Cue the tiny violins....
It’s somewhat humiliating to have to ask for an accommodation because of one’s weight —
Is it humiliating enough for you to put down the cheeseburger and hit the gym once in a while?
That, and the fact that obesity is unhealthy are facts of reality that should motivate one to lose weight voluntarily rather than have the government force one to do it. That is the way it is supposed to work in a free and rational country.
Hey Fatso...STOP EATING 24/7!!!
I say this as a fat person.
It’s not discrimination. It’s physics.
And yes, extremely tall/short people are routinely excluded from rides. Ditto physics (center of gravity issues).
Any ride that depends on a square function of mass to achieve ‘thrills’ will necessarily exclude people with excessive mass.
I watched the video of the TV interview. My initial reaction at the headline has been reversed. In the grand scheme of things in this country, she’s not overly fat. Clinically obese? Certainly. But nowhere near the median when you go to the mall or the Walmart or the Golden Corral or a Carnival cruise. I think the park f*cked up. She and her daughter were wearing all the Harry Potter shite. If Universal banned all chubbies and chubbettes how much revenue from the sale of Wogfarts bling would they lose?
And go see a dentist. Them bean and cheese tacos are wrecking your teeth.
What if she fell off the ride onto some poor family?
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