Mum ‘Fat-Shamed’ While Shopping For Daughter At Aussie Store
A Queensland mum has taken to Facebook after being left in tears when she was told she was too fat to shop at an Aussie store.
Debbie Halliwell alleges she was fat-shamed in front of other customers while shopping for her 17-year-old daughter at Ice in Redbank Plaza.
Sharing her story in a Springfield Lakes Facebook page, the mum said she asked an assistant what the price was for some clothes, when she was told “they don’t fit you”.
“I say, ‘What? I am going to buy one of these outfits for my daughter’ and she was so rude and tells me to go to Crossroads as their clothes will fit me there,” she wrote.
“I just stood there and went WTF … I just got told to get out of a store because I was too fat for their clothes.”
Ice CEO, Garry Leonard, denied the allegations to the Daily Mail.
He also claimed the mum had racially abused and threatened the team, with police being called to the store to deal with her.
However, according to many other women commenting on the post, it’s not the first time it’s happened.
Plaza management told Nine.com.au they were disappointed by the experienced and had spoken to the store’s management.