Issues
Charlotte Hannah
July 04, 2013

Is This Woman’s Bathing Suit Too Skimpy for a Water Park? (VIDEO)


A woman from Independence, Mo., claims she was escorted out of a water park by police because employees at the Adventure Oasis Water Park decided her bathing suit was too small. (Spoiler alert: it was not.)

In an interview with local news station KSHB, Madelyn Sheaffer says an employee asked her to put on shorts because they felt her bikini bottoms weren’t providing adequate coverage – even though there were several other women in the park wearing similar swimsuits.

“I just felt like I was singled out,” she said, “I felt like it was both age and body discrimination and I felt like I could look around me and I could see a handful of other girls half my age, wearing the same size swimming suit and not being singled out and told to put on clothes or leave.”

Sheaffer spoke with a manager who repeated the employee’s request that she cover herself. So, she had the manager call police so she could file a complaint. When police arrived, they escorted her out of the park. Watch the interview here:

And here’s a picture of Sheaffer’s apparently offensive bathing suit for good measure:

Photo credit: KSHB

Photo credit: KSHB

Really, though? If Adventure Oasis staff kicked Sheaffer out because of her bathing suit, they need to give their heads a shake. Yeah, we can’t see the bikini from the back in these pictures, but by all accounts it looks like a regular swimsuit – the type that plenty of women wear to the pool or beach. It covers the same amount of skin. If folks find the skin that isn’t covered offensive because they have a problem with Sheaffer’s figure (which she’s excited to show off because she just lost 100 pounds), well, that’s their issue.

“It’s summertime, it’s a swimming pool — I’m wearing a swimming suit,” Sheaffer told KSHB.

Damn right. Rock it, lady!