This pregnant woman was denied service at a restaurant because she was wearing a crop top
When you’re pregnant, you often have to find comfort in the small things. That’s one of the reasons why it’s a little odd that a pregnant woman was booted from a restaurant for wearing a crop top this past Sunday. While the restaurant had a standard dress code of “no shoes, no shirt, no service,” technically the crop top was a shirt. It just didn’t cover her growing bump.
Charisha Gobin, who first sounded off in a now-deleted Facebook post, spoke to news outlets after it happened. She stated that the restaurant — Buzz Inn Steakhouse in Marysville, Washington — denied her service after walking in. Gobin is nearly 8 months pregnant and is expecting twins, which means she’s got quite the belly. And in her mind, the belly, and not just the crop top, was the reason why she wasn’t allowed to order.
In an interview with KIRO-TV, Gobin said that she felt body-shamed by the interaction — and didn’t really think it was against the health code, as the server who kicked her out initially stated.
"Just because my belly was bigger and sticking out. But had it been someone else, I don’t think there would’ve been any problem whatsoever," she said. "It’s pretty ridiculous I was shamed in the first place and had to drive across town to eat."
Gobin also shared her story with CBS News.
The restaurant was quick to issue a statement about booting Gobin, saying that they’ll make sure to not overly enforce rules to the level that they did. They also said that the employee who spoke to Gobin had been with the restaurant for 20 years and that she thought she was using her best judgment.
We hope that Gobin enjoys the remainder of her pregnancy, and manages to be as comfortable as she can from here on out.