Another incident has arisen where a woman was picked on due to her choice of clothing. A woman in New Zealand was left humiliated after being asked to leave a swimming pool by the staff because of her swimwear.
26-year-old singer, actress, and presenter Yvette Harvie-Salter has frequented the Auckland pool three times per week for several years, but now won’t ever return for being kicked out for wearing a bikini by the pool.
After the incident she posted to her Facebook page, explaining how she got evicted in the “rudest, most unprofessional way”.
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“So, I just got kicked out of Albany Stadium Pool in the rudest, most unprofessional way. A woman who is supposedly the duty manager today pulled me out of the spa whilst I was happily going about my day and told me that she needed to have a conversation with me in private. Apparently, the bikini I was wearing and have been wearing at the same pool for the past few months is not appropriate,” she wrote.
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Yvette explained that she acquired her bikini from Glassons, a local shop. It was similar to the one above. However, she then said that a staff member came over and told her that some of the mothers at the pool were complaining about her swimwear.
“Her exact words were that it’s not a ‘rule’ but a few of the mums have complained about it so I have to wear something more conservative. She asked me if I have any other bikinis at home and I do but they’re all the same! I bought this bikini from Glassons.com literally just across the road from the pool, and it’s 2019!!! All the bikinis in the store look like this!”
Referring to the multiple iniquities of children that she’d let slide regularly, she said she then asked for a refund following her embarrassing dismissal, but was met with laughter.
“Almost every day I’m there, a child shits in the pool and it gets closed, I find that offensive. The same mothers ignore or scream at their children, I find that offensive. When I tried to address management to get my money back, they all literally laughed about it, I find THAT offensive. I have been going to this pool up to three times a week for the past couple of years and they’ve just lost a valued customer,” Yvette underlined her intention to never return.
Meanwhile, Rob McGee, the Auckland Council head of active recreation made a statement saying that there are no clothing restrictions, for example there’s no restrictions on whether or not men can wear Speedos.
McGee explained, “Generally we are relaxed about swimwear and want customers to feel comfortable at our pools.” He also added that he and his team were both deeply sorry for the way in which Yvette was treated.
“We made the wrong judgment call and we’ll be working with our staff to ensure this doesn’t happen again,” McGee apologized.
So, I just got kicked out of Albany Stadium Pool in the rudest, most unprofessional way. A woman who is supposedly the…Posted by Yvette Harvie-Salter on Friday, April 5, 2019
Hopefully Yvette gets the compensation she was seeking.