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Old 07-07-2013, 03:38 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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The water park she was thrown out of is city owned, as mentioned in the news articles I've read about the incident.


From a fashion standpoint, I think she could have used a swimsuit top with more support and coverage...I've seen a few nip slips from the string bikini crowd at the local pool, and those were girls with smaller breasts, so you'd figure it would be more likely to happen to her.

I've also been at a waterpark and seen someone wearing something totally inappropriate while watching her toddlers in the baby area. It was a lot skimpier than the mom in the pictures, and the person wearing it was a lot larger. On the one hand, I thought she must have a ton of self esteem but at the same time my kids were snickering and saying they could see pubes. It was a string monokini. I thought that woman should have been asked to cover up.
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:40 AM
 
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Well depending on how old she is there is a possible age discrimination law suit (oh! pun!).

This is what I was wondering too because people as of lately seem to look for a way to sue. I hope she does not receive any money because though it may not be right to tell her what she can wear I hate when people sue over things like that.
Also how she keeps stating about teens wearing small bikini I would think though it covers them up more then this lady because the bikini looks like it should be on a small person. I think people should wear what they want but also one should wear appropriate sizes. Some women and I guess men wear a size 12 but try to fit into a size 6. Looks uncomfortable.
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Sudcaroland
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Was there a sign at the park mentioning "no bikinis " ? If not, then she had the right to wear one. Though her top was a little revealing IMO.
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:15 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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The suit was too small and at her age she should have known better . but if there was no sign stating no bikinis then the officials should not have asked her to cover up . The water park needs to get over it and move on and if they dont want that happening again then they should put up a sign that says "NO BIKINIS" and then see how fast they would go outta business ...I think the whole mess is ridiculous but she does need to find a bikini that fits .
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:38 AM
 
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I don't think boobage and camel toe were the issue. Maybe the park was worried about a wardrobe malfunction.
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Kansas
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It looks like to me that the "girls" could jump right out if she made the wrong move what yet got into the water. I really feel for her daughter who has to be embarrassed by a mom that wants to be a teen. How humiliating! I say the nipples were probably 1/2" from being exposed and wouldn't be surprised if she was reported because someone saw more, much more, than they wanted to see. She may be wearing the same bikini but not getting the coverage for her "ample" parts as the younger girls were.
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:08 AM
 
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Wasn't it strange that at one point that asked her to cover just the lower bikini?
Then they asked her to cover just the upper?
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:07 AM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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I would not have chosen the attire that Madelyn Sheaffer chose to go to the water park that day. Having said that, I certainly applaud her confidence and bravado (however misguided those of us believe she was) in choosing whatever she wanted to wear for that particular day at the water park.

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She said she'd just lost a lot of weight and was thrilled to be in a bikini. So she was showing off. She was not exercising good judgment, she was carried away with herself. And the park staff called her on it.
She was showing off? Not exercising good judgement? Carried away with herself? And the park staff called her on it?

It almost sounds as if she were performing some hugely daredevil act while attending church, under the influence of something illicit, (perhaps it was the influence of over confidence). Fortunately the park staff was there to call her on it, set her straight and take her down a buttonhole!

With all due respect Ruth, it was a day at the water park and I will bet dollars to donuts that if we were to see a video of the attendees at the park that day (or any other day for that matter) we would certainly see similar attire and/or much worse, I am certain.

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But her body still looks matronly, no matter how many pounds she lost. <snip>
This woman is 42 years old. Is it the large and sagging breasts which you feel looks matronly? If her breasts were the same large size but lifted and perky (surgical augmentation or implants) would there still be a perception of her looking matronly?

If an older gentleman were wearing a speedo, would we say he looks stodgy?

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I think the top is too small but not obscenely so. Ironically, they asked her to put shorts on. I think they were totally out of line if others were wearing the same thing.
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If the park threw out all of the large busted teens and 20 year old women wearing similar sized bikini tops then they were right to throw out the 42 year old woman. However, do you think that they really did that?
If others were wearing the same (or similar) thing this may very well be the fly in the ointment should this woman decide to seek legal recourse. As will the initial request she put on a pair of shorts and then a second employee asked her to put on a top. I suspect that eventually both parties will come to a mutually satisfactory resolution with non disclosure of the details of the settlement.

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Private park. Their property, their rules. If she or anyone else doesn't like it, boycott the place by not going.
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not if the "rules" are applied with bias.
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Private businesses are free to use any bias they wish.
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The water park she was thrown out of is city owned, as mentioned in the news articles I've read about the incident. <snip>.
City of Independence and bias can be a very tricky tool if not used properly and just sometimes it can backfire.

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Was there a sign at the park mentioning "no bikinis " ? If not, then she had the right to wear one. Though her top was a little revealing IMO.
Agree^ It's Sunday and after all is said and done, is it really that big of a deal that this woman was feeling so good about herself and her weight loss accomplishment she decided to wear a bikini to the water park? She did not do anything illegal or commit a crime, she did not hurt anyone (except maybe herself), she did not do anything so horrific that we should be judging her so harshly. Again, just my feelings this morning about Madelyn Sheaffer and the bikini fiasco.

Best regards, sincerely

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Old 07-07-2013, 09:23 AM
 
Location: here
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I don't see a problem with the bottoms. She's top heavy, so she should have worn a top with more coverage IMO. Unless this water park has a conservative dress code, clearly posted and applied to everyone, I don't think she should have been kicked out.
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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While I think this might be a "mutton dressed as lamb" situation, anyone who's ever been to a public pool would have a hard time believing that this woman was the worst swimsuit offender at the pool that day.
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