Tennessee man defends fiancé, claims she was body-shamed at apartment pool

Danny Woods
June 25, 2017

A Tennessee woman's story has gone viral after her fiancée claimed she was kicked out of her apartment complex pool for wearing a one-piece swimsuit.

Over 25,000 people shared Newman's post, the vast majority outraged at Jenkins's treatment.

Jenkins had been swimming at the pool at the Smoking Cross Apartments with five of her friends and her boyfriedn for just three minutes when the leasing consultant said her "thong bathing suit" was inappropriate.

"I took it down after reading so many hateful comments about my stomach and so many intensely explicit sexual comments", she wrote on Facebook.

"In the office, the leasing consultant (who, for now, I will not name) insisted upon letting Tori take her picture to show "how inappropriate" her bathing suit was, and instructed her to look into a mirror at her own body", Newman wrote. "I've never seen her cry like she did in our apartment today".

"She was told that her body, because it's built more curvy than others, is "too inappropriate" for children to be around".

According to Tyler, Tori was asked to change her swimsuit because it was a "thong" style and she was told there had been complaints about her outfit. "I think she's the most attractive woman in the world, but I also respect her".

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Doug Poland said: "All teenage boys get excited over everything that can't be helped, kids don't know or care unless their parents teach it to them that way, and her bathing suit looks fine you go girl".

"It hasn't even been that long since it happened but I can tell you that I've felt really shitty about myself since", she wrote.

We can see why Tyler and Tori were riled up at the outcome of this incident and Tyler explained his reason for posting about it. "This is how rape culture continues to grow". She shouldn't feel violated.

"Today my fiancée was faced with either changing her bathing suit, covering up with shorts, or leaving the pool that we paid a $300 fee to maintain on top of a monthly rent of almost $1000 (not including utilities and wifi)".

She added: "No man or woman has the right to make me feel uncomfortable in my own skin". "I've never seen a woman so disrespected".

"I'd just like to say on my own behalf that I'm really amazed by all of the overwhelming support I've received", Tori Jenkins said in a Facebook post.

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