The plus size woman has accused the bouncers at her local pub of discrimination after she was banned from dancing on the bar because she was told she was too fat.
Ramos, a student at the University of Iowa, who describes herself as ‘plus-sized’, says she was with friends at Union Bar in Iowa City last month when she tried to climb onto the bar.
Miss Ramos says she was told to get back on the floor because she ‘was not pretty enough’ and was ‘obviously pregnant’.
ABC reports the bouncer told Miss Ramos the bar was at capacity during a night out on March 3.
She told the network she waited until a few girls stepped off to make room and tried a second time to stand on the platform – but was stopped again.
Miss Ramos said a friend confronted the manager, but he refused to discuss the matter and asked the women to leave.
‘There was only one difference: I am a plus-sized individual,’ she told ABC.
‘The bouncer said “Look, you will never get up on this platform. Go back to the dance floor where you belong.”‘
She returned to the bar again on April 14, and was again rejected.
‘He said, “You’re not pretty enough and you’re pregnant.” I said, “I can tell you with 100 percent certainty that I am not pregnant.”
‘He then looked at my stomach and said, “You obviously are.” They knew I was not pregnant; it was there way of calling me fat without having to actually say it,’ she said.
Miss Ramos filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission, but officials told her they could not investigate because size discrimination is not illegal.
The incidents, she said, have made her question her worth.
She told the Iowa City Press: ‘It made me start questioning myself and thinking, “Are my friends so much better than me?” I know they’re thinner, but those bouncers made them seem more valuable.’
Now, if she would just put that much effort into losing some weight… SMH Most of the time they don’t even let men dance on the bars… It’s just not a good look.. People do themselves a lot of damage by denying the fact that we live in a vain world..
IS THE BAR WRONG OR IS SHE WRONG?