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Full-figured woman kicked out of swimming pool for wearing a skimpy bikini

Missouri woman says she was kicked out because she’s full-figured.

By Kim Anne Jul 9, 2013 5:30PM

A woman was kicked out of an adventure park for showing a little too much skin, and she says it happened because of her size.Photo: Woman at swimpark // KSHB, http://aka.ms/bikini-water-park)

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According to NY Daily News, Madelyn Sheaffer says she was discriminated against for being full-figured, after she was asked to leave or cover herself up after wearing bikini bottoms that she was told were too small. Sheaffer, who recently lost 100 pounds, didn’t take the request lightly. 

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Instead, she is speaking out about the incident, which is now causing a viral stir around the Internet. “I just felt like I was singled out,” Sheaffer told KSHB of her experience at Adventure Oasis Water Park in Independence, where she was cooling off in the pool with her niece and nephew. “I felt like it was both age and body discrimination.”

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Tell us: Do you think this is discrimination?

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Photo: KSHB, http://aka.ms/bikini-water-park
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Jul 31, 2013 3:38PM
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Aunt's should know better....................
Jul 17, 2013 6:05AM
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This women should know it is not classy to be in a bikini two sizes tooo small for you it is trashy. She would look so much sexier if she wore a bikini that fit properly. Same for clothes. those girls in bikinis at the park I am sure fit them properly.  I wouldn't want my teenage son exposed to that.

 

Jul 16, 2013 10:34PM
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When I took my young son to a public water park, I took him for a good time in the pool not to see a woman this size in a bikini.  She should be commended for having worked hard for her body but showing a body like hers to young children is not in good taste.  There is a time and a place where you can display your body like this if you want to but this was neither the time nor the place for her do it.  Grownups think children don't notice things like this but they do and they notice all of it very well.  I bet there was more than one young child who looked at his mother's body in a swimsuit and asked her why she didn't look like that lady in the pool!   I would also bet that there were some little girls asking their moms "would I look like that when I grow up?" and that little girl is asking because she either wants to look like that or she's afraid that what she just saw would happen to her. 
Jul 16, 2013 8:01PM
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The bottom was fine, but i have agree with the park on the top.  There's showing clevage, then there's leaving nothing to the imagination.  I applaud her for loosing the weight, just get a top that fits.

Jul 16, 2013 6:31PM
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After watching the video with my two teens both a girl and boy none of us seen anything wrong with this woman wearing this swimwear
Jul 16, 2013 5:58PM
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Everybody's moaning about "the CHILDREN!" seeing her, but I seriously doubt most kids would even notice.  They're at a waterpark.  They're running around having fun.  It's the other adults who check each other out. 

 

Personally, I think the suit was too skimpy, but certainly not to the point of being obscene.  It's her body and her decision.  Just because it's not my taste doesn't mean I'm going to faint at the sight of a boob over the age of 30.

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If the waterpark is privately owned, they have the right to ask her to leave if her attire is inappropriate. I see signs on restaurants and other businesses that say such things as, "no shirt, no service," "bare feet not allowed." Why is this any different. If I were her, I certainly wouldn't embarrass myself by making a fuss. I'm a lot smaller in the bust that she is, but I wouldn't wear what she wore in public. She belongs in a one piece, or at least, a more substantial two piece. I don't think this I discrimination. I think she was in bad taste.
Jul 16, 2013 12:53PM
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I would love to ask men to put on shirts---why do we have to cover our breasts when the man standing next to me has larger breasts than I do? 
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