In a Facebook post shared more than 2,000 times, a Mobile woman claims she was kicked out of The Shoppes at Bel Air because of her shorts.
In the post Gabrielle Gibson writes:
She also shared a link to a Facebook event called “Bel Air Mall “Daisy Duke” SlutWalk” where women are being asked to come to the mall in their “Daisy Dukes” on August 4th
Ok ladies – it’s time to bring out the booty shorts and crop tops (if you’re feeling it.) One gorgeous young woman was SHAMED and ASKED TO LEAVE because her shorts were “too short.” I have personally worn shorts shorter than what she wore and walked past security and police and no one said one word. It’s summertime. In South Alabama. It’s hot. WEAR WHAT YOU WANT. Don’t allow anyone to shame you for what you choose to wear. We’re banding together to support our sister in solidarity – women’s bodies are not shameful. We shouldn’t be forced to cover up because men can’t control themselves. Bring your ass (literally) and descend on Bel Air with us. Share with your friends! #SistersInSolidarity #StopShaming#WhatIWearDoesntEqualConsent
The Shoppes at Bel Air released the following statement to WFLA sister station WKRG:
“Given the high degree of importance we place on maintaining a family-friendly shopping environment, our policy requires all of our customers to dress in a manner that reflects our code of conduct. Anyone who violates this policy will be asked to change or to leave the premises.” – The Shoppes at Bel Air