Did Bailey Breedlove lie? Six Flags hits back, says autistic mom wasn't kicked out for her 'too-short shorts'
Six Flags issued a statement on Twitter clarifying that the mother was removed for her behavior and not her shorts as she claimed
The drama at Six Flags Oklahoma City has taken another twist, after the park has responded to allegations it removed a guest over her shorts. Bailey Breedlove claimed that she was asked to leave the park because her shorts were "too short" after her encounter with cops at the park went viral.
Breedlove and her daughter and boyfriend were escorted out of the park on April 30. She claims she has also been slapped with a five-year ban and has since filed a case with the Oklahoma Police Department. She also documented her situation in a TikTok video and lengthy Facebook post.
"About 7 pm my daughter was yelled at by a park police officer for rolling down a hill on her heelies right next to me, I was holding her hand. Then she proceeded to follow me and grabbed my shoulder to turn me around and proceeded to tell me my shorts were "too short". I committed no crime and proceeded to walk to my boyfriend as I am autistic and have a hard time talking to officers. She followed me yelling and calling for backup. Then your incompetent manager showed up and began body shaming me," she wrote on Facebook. "I was terrified I was about to go to jail over a pair of shorts," she added. Initially, the park too responded that the shorts were the reason Breedlove was in trouble.
In a statement, the park said, "The guest was initially stopped because her shorts exposed a significant portion of her buttocks. She was given multiple opportunities to change or cover-up, but refused. Instead, she responded with profanity and offensive conduct, including further exposing her buttocks." The park also claimed, "the video clip this guest has posted on the internet does not fully portray her behavior during this incident."
Now, however, Six Flags is singing an entirely different tune. In its latest statement, put out on Twitter, the park makes no mention of Breedlove's shorts at all. The company said, "A guest was escorted from Frontier City because of her behavior towards the police, our team members, and other park guests. Six Flags does not body shame and did not remove this guest because of the length of her shorts."
Even in the background of the video she posted, one person can be heard saying, "They're saying her shorts are too small". That beg's the question - who is lying here? If you ask social media, it seems like Six Flags is to blame. The statement has met with immense backlash, with many slamming the park for its 'policies'.
'Why were the police there?'
Replying to the statement, one person posted, "Sure it's a statement, but they really think we're going to believe them that they kicked her out because of "behavior towards police". Why were the police there in the first place? It makes no sense." Another asked, "If it wasn't for the length of her shorts why were they talking to her in the first place?"
Sure it's a statement, but they really think we're going to believe them that they kicked her out because of "behavior towards police". Why were the police there in the first place? It makes no sense.— Soarin the Birb (@KasaneNew) May 11, 2021
If it wasn't for the length of her shorts why were they talking to her in the first place?— Maria Felix (@__Madea__Felix_) May 11, 2021
"I call bullshit six flags!!!" tweeted one user. Another claimed, "The footage of this incident says otherwise."
I call bullshit six flags!!! 👎🏽— ツRiCHiE ARiZONA! (@R1CH1EG) May 11, 2021
The footage of this incident says otherwise.— × Madison × (@Sugargrim3) May 12, 2021
One person tweeted, "Y’all f---- up. She was wearing shorts because it’s hot out and you made her leave and banned her for 5 years.... who wouldn’t have an attitude with the police for getting judged for what they wear when out w/ their family?"
Y’all fucked up. She was wearing shorts because it’s hot out and you made her leave and banned her for 5 years.... who wouldn’t have an attitude with the police for getting judged for what they wear when out w/ their family?— jade harvey (@jadepxnk) May 11, 2021
A user replied, "You’re just trying to save face, quit shaming women for what they wear." Another slammed the company and tweeted, "So full of crap, there is a video that clearly shows the opposite. Quit lying Six Flags."
You’re just trying to save face, quit shaming women for what they wear.— Diaburgandy (@Hikaigin) May 12, 2021
So full of crap, there is a video that clearly shows the opposite. Quit lying Six Flags.— Mike Crowell (@Pigroasted) May 12, 2021
Since the only video footage of the incident we have is the one uploaded by Breedlove, it is hard to say what exactly happened and why she was kicked out. Clearly, Six Flags have more explaining to do or could face more backlash online.