The fat-shaming is not going down well
Not My Sign
Salon owner Son Nguyen says he definitely didn’t put that sign up (perhaps an employee did), but that it’s not that bad of an idea to him. He’s had issues with overweight people in the salon, and he really doesn’t want them in his pedicure chairs.
When reporters asked why he doesn’t want to service overweight people without an additional charge, Son Nguyen claimed that he’s had to replace two broken pedicure chairs because of the heavier people that sat in them, costing him thousands of dollars.
Note: The weight capacity of most pedicure chairs is 400 pounds.
Despite what the salon says about the damage that overweight people have done, the community at large hates this fat-shaming. The salon’s Yelp page is now full of bad reviews, as well as people saying that the salon has no right to charge overweight people extra money.
J.S. wrote, “A picture says a thousand words! Couldn’t pay me $45 to get a pedi here. I can’t imagine what one’s weight has to do with these services other than it being a way to ‘fat shame’ women. And that’s the real disappointment. Women should be raising up other women, not putting them down.”