Pregnant Woman Says A Restaurant Body Shamed Her And Denied Her Service For Wearing A Crop Top

Pregnant Woman Says A Restaurant Body Shamed Her And Denied Her Service For Wearing A Crop Top

Charisha Gobin was told she was violating the health code.

Published September 6, 2017

A pregnant woman in Washington State penned a lengthy Facebook rant after being body shamed by a restaurant. 

Charisha Gobin says Buzz Inn Steakhouse in Marysville denied her service on Sunday because of her belly-showing crop top, reported KIRO

“The waitress/bartender stopped us and said, ‘I’m sorry, you can’t be here in that shirt.’ I said, ‘Are you being serious with me right now?’ And she said, ‘Yep, you can’t be here,’” Gobin told KIRO.

The server explained to Gobin the restaurant has a strict “no shoes, no shirt, no service” policy and that anyone with a crop top would have received the same treatment. However, Gobin believes if someone smaller had been wearing the shirt, it would not have been an issue.

“I was wearing a shirt, it had sleeves. I didn’t even have cleavage showing,” she said.

Gobin told the local news station she felt as though the restaurant body shamed her because her “belly was bigger and sticking out. But had it been anyone else, I don’t think there would’ve been any problem whatsoever.”

After being turned away Gobin posted about the incident on Facebook.

"I was just denied service at the Buzz Inn on State Avenue in Marysville for my outfit. I'm violating the health code," she wrote. 

As a result of the post, she received an overwhelming amount of responses and Buzz Inn released the following statement:

“We sincerely apologize for the misunderstanding and will cover with all staff as to how to not overly enforce a rule that is intended to make all guests feel comfortable. Our apologies for the misunderstanding. The server in question has been with our company and a great employee for almost 20 years and was trying to use her best judgement (sic) and by no means was trying to be demeaning to the guest again our sincere apology for misunderstanding.”

Gobin said after she and her family left Buzz Inn, they went to another restaurant and had no issue being served. 

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: via Getty Images)

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