A TikTok star has shared footage of a young cattle ranch worker calling her a “fat female dog” after she was forced to leave because of her weight.
A body-positive influencer has shared her shock after being ‘grossly shamed’ on social media by a cattle ranch worker.
ICT Tac Star Remi Bader, from the United States, has detailed his experience after being turned away from a horse ranch in Montauk, New York, because of his weight.
But after the 26-year-old’s clip went viral, a Deep Hollow Ranch employee later allegedly called her a “big female dog” in a clip that has since been deleted.
The furor began when Remi took to TikTok to reveal she hadn’t been able to ride a horse on a recent influencer trip.
“I’ve ridden before and never had this problem. Please announce this on your signs for the future,” she captioned a video showing footage from the ranch.
She then overplayed the footage with text that read, “Thank you Deep Hollow Ranch in Montauk for making me leave because I weigh over 240 (108 kg).”
Remi, who is known for her body-positive content and has over 2 million followers on TikTok, was on an influencer trip hosted by Jon Bon Jovi and his son Jesse’s company – Hampton Water Wine.
On the ranch’s blog, a guide specifies that “a rider must not weigh more than 15% of the weight of the horses”.
It has a list of options for “Best Horse Breeds for Tall Riders”, but there doesn’t seem to be any information about weight restrictions either on the blog or on the Ranch’s website.
However, a ranch worker appeared unhappy with his public rebuke, responding on the social media platform with his own video.
“When you’re not a fat bitch, you can ride Deep Hollow Ranch,” the staffer said.
Horrified by the staff member’s response, Remi shared footage on his own TikTok, writing, “Imagine this being Deep Hollw Ranch’s (sic) response to your experience.”
The video has since been deleted and the ranch has issued a statement on his Facebook page.
“It has come to our attention that a TikTok video has been posted regarding the ranch and a teenage employee posted a response that in no way represents or aligns with the views of the ranch owners,” reads -we.
“We apologize to anyone who was offended and do not condone or endorse any part of this employee’s video.”
Jesse Bongiovi has sworn never to work with the ranch again.
“We are outraged by the events that took place at Deep Hollow Ranch and their treatment of our good friend, Remi Bader,” Jesse said. statement Lily.
“The Hampton Water team and our third-party vendors were not made aware of ranch policies prior to the event and would never put anyone in an uncomfortable position.”
Jesse went on to say that his company will no longer work with the ranch and does not condone any of the events that followed.
“Inclusiveness and kindness are rooted in the foundation of Hampton Water. We want to extend our sincere apologies to Rémi.
A witness of the trip told page 6 a ranch woman was leading the group of influencers through the ins and outs of fillies when she stopped Remi “in front of the whole group and said, ‘You can’t ride'”.
The source reportedly said Remi informed them that she had ridden before, but they told him, “You weigh too much.”
When Remi replied that she had never heard of the restrictions before, the breeder reportedly said, “It’s not my problem.”
After the incident exploded on social media, Remi’s followers bombarded Yelp with negative reviews of the ranch calling the act “deplorable”.
“Not only failing to advertise the 240 weight limit, but publicly shaming a woman for her weight is disgusting. Not to mention a terrible business practice. Shame on Deep Hollow Ranch,” one woman wrote. giving a one star rating.
Another wrote: “Employees believe it’s okay to call another human being a ‘fat b**ch’. “The weight limit is understandable. However, transparency is key! »
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