Pregnant Woman Denied Service Shortly After Steakhouse Worker Sees Belly
Oct 17, 2020 by apost team
Most of us go out of our way to show kindness to expectant mothers. After all, we know what a difficult nine months pregnancy can be for many women. From offering our chairs on public transportation to just flashing a kind smile, most of us try to do little things for pregnant women that demonstrate how we empathize with their journey. Unfortunately, however, that's not always the case as this 2016 story out of Washington state demonstrates. A steakhouse turned Charisha Gobin, who was 7-months pregnant with twins at the time, away for her outfit.
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The steakhouse in Marysville, Washington, asked the pregnant woman to leave their premises for the crime of wearing a crop top that revealed her bare belly, as CBS News reports.
Charisha Raylee Gobin was seven months along in her pregnancy at the time of the incident. It was a hot summer night, so she dressed in a flowing skirt and a cropped t-shirt with the words "weirdo" emblazoned on the chest.
While the outfit might be a bit shocking to those from more traditional generations, crop tops have been a staple in modern fashion trends for quite some time now. The only thing that separated Charisha from other crop top-wearers was the fact that her belly protruded from under the hem of her cropped tee.
According to Charisha on CBS News, the restaurant cited "health code violations" as the reason why they asked Charisha to leave. Charisha was livid when she exited the restaurant and posted an angry rant on her Facebook page, accompanied by a picture of the allegedly "unacceptable" outfit.
As the story went viral and local community residents vowed to never step foot in the restaurant again, the management of the establishment sprung into action to issue an apology on their social media page:
"The server in question has been with our [company] for almost 20 years," the statement to the local news media issued by Buzz Inn management read. "[She] was trying to use her best judgment and by no means was trying to be demeaning to [Charisha]." The company went on to offer their "sincerest apologies."
While most were outraged by the restaurant's actions, some community members actually sided with the restaurant, arguing that Charisha's outfit was inappropriate whether she was pregnant or not. One social media user argued that the outfit simply wasn't tasteful, imploring all of us to be mindful of others in our fashion choices.
We'd love to hear your thoughts down below. Was Charisha wronged by The Buzz Inn, or should she practice better judgment in choosing her outfits? Show this story to your friends so that we can hear their thoughts on the matter as well.