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Tiny bikini gets woman tossed from water park

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INDEPENDENCE, MO (WFLA) -

A scantily-clad woman received a police escort from a water park for refusing to cover up after employees said she was showing too much skin.

For many, a water park is the perfect way to spend a summer day.

But for one woman in Independence, Missouri, that wasn't an option.

Madelyn Sheaffer says she was asked to leave the Adventure Oasis Water Park after she refused to put shorts on over her bathing suit and her full-figured body.

Sheaffer had gone to the park with five other people last week. She was in the pool with her neice and nephew when two employees approach her, according to KSHB.

Park employees said her bikini simply showed too much skin. Sheaffer says she feels like she was unfairly singled out.

"You know, when there are 16 and 18 year old girls wearing just the same amount and no one's criticizing them or making them feel ashamed or making them feel uncomfortable in their bodies. It's summer time, it's a swimming pool, and I'm wearing a swimming suit," Sheaffer said.

Following the incident, Sheaffer filed a police complaint against the park. But the city responded that it was up to the park's manager to decide what appropriate swim attire was, and they didn't find any discrimination toward Sheaffer.

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