Ohio woman is ‘too fat to tan’
KELLY McGrevey is too fat to tan. How can that be possible? An “obese” woman would get to the sun’s rays first. Lie her on her side, back or front and Kelly’s hips, bosom and buttocks would surely create a large shadow for many others. It’s a wonder that a star who wanted to avoid the sun’s ageing rays, such as Madonna, say, hasn’t hired a larger person to stand sun-side of them at all times.
But McGrevey wanted an artificial tan. She stood in a standup bed at Aloha Tanning in Norton, Ohio. All went well. But when she returned for a second baking as part of her tanning package that bed was broken. And she was told “traditional beds” were not offered to sturdier customers. Says McGrevey:
“He said, ‘Sorry, but I’m not going to let you tan today because we’ve just implemented a new policy where anyone over 230 pounds can’t go in one of our beds. I was just so shocked and embarrassed and humiliated. It really upset me. It’s discrimination.”
McGrevey asked for a refund.
“I said, ‘Okay, I’d like my money back then. He said, no, we don’t give refunds. I said, ‘You’re not going to give me a refund, I paid for a service that I’m not getting, and he said no, you can’t have a refund.”
She;s right, of course. And since when is 16 stone too big to lie down?