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Restaurant Manager Body-Shames Woman, Asks Her To Leave For Wearing "Provocative" Clothing

Restaurant Manager Body-Shames Woman, Asks Her To Leave For Wearing "Provocative" Clothing

"I've never owned a crop top before and I was nervous at first about wearing it but my husband loved the way it looked on me and encouraged me to wear it since I liked it so much. I really felt cute in it and now I never wanna wear that shirt again even though it was the first time I ever wore it."

A woman went out with her friends and family to have a good time on May 29. What should have been a celebratory meal ( she was out to celebrate her son's birthday) turned into a very unpleasant and nasty situation for the woman who was approached by the manager of the restaurant. The mother, Sueretta Emke from New York, was out at a Golden Corral restaurant with her husband, her best friend, and her best friend's children. The fast-food chain doesn't really have a dress code, so the mom wore a pair of shorts and a crop-top, which is not really obscene or vulgar, but the manager of the restaurant thought otherwise. 



 

According to Today, and a post on Facebook by Emke, the manager approached her and asked her to cover herself up as she was "dressed too provocatively". He also added that other customers had complained to him about her appearance. She tried to reason with him that the party was an hour away from where they lived and she did not have a change of clothes with her, but the manager did not budge and would not tell her what exactly was wrong with what she was wearing. 



 

She took to Facebook to write: We went to Chuck E Cheese first then the zoo then golden corral. Long story short After getting Aiden settled and then helping my friends son get some fruit. I went up to get myself something to eat . When I was approached by a manager and told I was dressed "too provocatively" and another customer had complained so I needed to put something else on or leaveI explained that we drove an hour there I didn't just have clothes I could change into but he didn't care.



 

He never would tell me exactly what I was showing too much of when I asked point blank what I was showing too much of. He would respond that it wasn't his place to say. Ummm, excuse me ???? Anyway like I said trying to keep this long story short. So after that and then my husband talking with him and then him proceeding to go to the table ( right after my husband talked to him) and caused an even bigger scene.

 



 

 After everything, we were forced to leave. They have no dress code and even if they did they just can't pick n choose who they are going to make up a dress code or enforce in on based on another customer complaint. I have seen people in there wearing less and nothing is said to them but I really do believe something was said to me because I'm not thin so it's not considered sexy. What really sucks was that was a new shirt.



 

I've never owned a crop top before and I was nervous at first about wearing it but my husband loved the way it looked on me and encouraged me to wear it since I liked it so much. I really felt cute in it and now I never wanna wear that shirt again even though it was the first time I ever wore it and I felt good about my self in it.... please feel free to share this post as I made it public so that everyone can know how they treat PAYING customers.



 

 Soon after this incident, Golden Corral apologized to Emke in a statement. “People know and love us for the family dining experience we offer and the way we make guests feel at home, but it appears we didn’t meet the mark in this situation. While we don’t offer a specific guideline on attire, we think the decision made seems out of touch. We are grateful the issue was brought to our attention because it represents an educational opportunity for our restaurants and a chance to make amends with a guest we disappointed.”

 



 

 

People were soothing Emke and comforting her for the trauma she experienced, claiming it's not her fault. Tracy Frost MacDonald wrote: So speaking as a "Fellow Bigger Girl" I would LOVE to know that if you were 100lb with Big Boobs would you have been treated the same way?!?! Would anyone complain about your outfit then?? BE PROUD OF WHO YOU ARE!! IF YOU LIKE THE TOP THEN FREAKING WEAR IT.. DON'T LET ANYONE GET YOU DOWN!!!!! I WOULD BE WRITING A LETTING TO THE MAIN COMPANY AND TELL THEM EVERYTHING THAT YOU JUST TOLD US!!!!!!! Alena Ramirez added: That is so wrong! But for some reason, it's acceptable for girls to walk around with their butt cheeks hanging out of their shorts. Smh so much body shaming! Sueretta, you are beautiful and there was nothing wrong with how you were dressed.

 



 

 

Emke herself added an update in the comments saying: I finally got ahold of someone who could make a difference corporate gave me the cell number of the district training manager who was absolutely wonderful he already knew who I was and about the situation and apologized MANY times and agreed that it shouldn't have happened. That's all I wanted was an apology the issues to be addressed and changed so no one in the future would be treated that way. Thank you, everyone, for your support. I hope there will be a day that no one is treated this way. But until then I'll just keep trying to change the world for the better of ALL people .. and hey the gift cards are a nice touch.

 



 

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