I love hitting the pool in the summertime. Some people pay maintenance fees for having access to a pool or gym where they live. Why not? You don’t have to maintain it yourself, just lounge and enjoy!
In Seymour, Tennessee, Tyler Newman and his fiancee, Tori pay an extra $300 a month, that’s $3600 a year to have the right to use a pool. In theory, this should grant them access anytime they like. They pay a lot of money to enjoy this perk. Sometimes what’s right, in theory, isn’t always reality.
The couple, along with their two friends were sitting by the pool at the apartment block. Tori was turned away because of her one-piece thong-style bathing suit. Not only did staff at their complex comment on tori’s poolside attire, but they also made nasty comments toward the couple in general that would piss anyone off.
In great detail, Tyler went on Facebook where he slammed those in charge of the pool. This is what he wrote.
“Today my fiancée was faced with either changing her bathing suit, covering up with shorts, or leaving the pool that we paid a $300 fee to maintain on top of a monthly rent of nearly $1000. So, Tori decided to go to the apartment office, which I regret not accompanying her on, and address the issue politely and in a more private setting.”
The leasing agent in the office had the audacity to tell tori to have someone take her picture to show her, “how inappropriate” her bathing suit was. They then instructed her to take a good look in the mirror. This person’s behavior was not only unprofessional, but it’s also cruel and indecent. If you want to have a dress code, post it so all can see. Don’t shame someone in such a public manner.
“When my fiancée replied with ‘I know what I look like, I bought this myself; it’s not a thong’ the consultant told Tori that if she didn’t have kids herself, she wouldn’t understand.” I personally have no idea what actually having kids has anything to do with any of this…
“Tori was then informed about how a “normal bathing suit covers your entire butt” and “was told that her body because it’s built more curvy than others is ‘too inappropriate’ for children to be around.”
“She was told ‘there are a lot of teenage boys in this complex, and you don’t need to excite them.’ I’ve never seen my fiancée embarrassed to the point where she can’t even look her best friends in the face. I’ve never seen her cry like she did in our apartment today. Never seen her want to be isolated like that. All because some ignorant a***holes think they can police the size and shape of her body. I’ve never seen a woman so disrespected.”
Tyler’s post in support of Tori has caused the internet to rally for her. The images of her in her suit have received thousands of comments from people around the world.
“There is nothing wrong with what she is wearing, beautiful,” wrote one woman.
Another made a valid point, saying “So I’m guessing no one can wear a two piece in that pool without a cover-up? Ridiculous!”
Someone else made another valid point. Women will always be sexualized for what they choose to wear: “For the record, it never matters what a woman wears. We get sexualized either way. I could wear normal clothes, like jeans and a tank top, and still, be told to change because my tank top is ‘too low.’ I’m chesty. No matter what I wear, unless it’s an f****** turtleneck, I’m gonna show some cleavage. I can’t help it.”
For $300 a month, tori should be allowed to wear a bikini or whatever she wants. She shouldn’t be policed for her attire.