Raise your hand if you’ve ever danced on a bar? Wellhow many of you have been pulled down from the bar, not because you were too drunk but because you were too “fat and ugly”?! Yikes! That hurts the team.
A plus-sized college student is accusing an Iowa bar of discrimination after she says the bouncers wouldn’t let her dance on a platform because she was too fat.
Jordan Ramos, 21, told ABC News she is furious at the Union Bar in Iowa City and accused the saloon’s minders of acting like pigs during two separate visits.
Ramos says the first time she tried to dance with some gal pals on a raised platform back in March, she was told the area was too crammed.
After waiting for it to “thin” out she tried to climb up again but the bouncers told her no.
“The bouncer said, ‘Look, you will never get up on this platform. Go back to the dance floor where you belong,’” Ramos told ABC News.
The shapely brunette claims she was then kicked out of the club after trying to complain to the manager.
Over a month later she went back to the same bar with some skinnier friends.
Once again she tried to hoist herself up on the bar.
“(The bouncer) said, ‘You’re not pretty enough and you’re pregnant,’” she told ABC News.
“I said, ‘I can tell you with 100% certainty that I am not pregnant.’ He then looked at my stomach and said, ‘You obviously are.’”
“It was their way of calling me fat without having to actually say it,” she added.
Ramos tried to get civil rights activists in Iowa City to investigate the incident, but was told she didn’t have a case because there’s no law against size discrimination.
“We all paid the same cover to get into the Union, but we’re not given access to all the same things they have to offer,” she told the Register. “I feel like it is their job to provide everybody a great time, especially if everybody pays the same price.”
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Zenon writes: They might just BAR her from the BAR. Bad Humor.
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