Woman 'body shamed' at restaurant for wearing crop top as manager sends her out for dressing 'too provocatively'
Sueretta Emke who hails from New York claims she was kicked out of a Golden Corral restaurant where she had gone to celebrate her son's birthday recently
A pleasant outing quickly turned sour for a woman when she was pulled up for her choice of dressing. What should have been a celebratory meal 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 to celebrate her son's birthday with her husband, her best friend, and her best friend's children. The fast-food chain has no official dress code and Emke sported a crop top and a pair of shorts. The manager approached her and asked her to cover herself up as she was "dressed too provocatively".
The manager also told her that other customers had complained about her appearance. Emke took to Facebook to share her unpleasant experience and described the incident as "body shaming". The mother-of-one attempted to explain that the party was an hour away from home and she did not have time to change her clothes. However, the manager did not budge and would not tell her what exactly was wrong with what she was wearing.
Emke wrote on Facebook, "He never would tell me exactly what I was showing too much of. When I asked... he would respond that it wasn't [sic] his place to say." This made Emke very suspicious and the woman who wears size 16 wrote, "I have seen people in there wearing less and nothing is said to them. I really do believe something was said to me because I'm [sic] not thin so it's not considered sexy."
The entire unpleasant experience and belittling have taken a huge toll on her self confidence and self-esteem. "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. I really felt cute in it and now I never wanna wear that shirt again," she continued. The restaurant Golden Corral issued an apology on Today.
The statement read, "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."