Someone Complained to Mall Security About Her Outfit

A Finding Dory tank top, and cutoff jean shorts...
By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 14, 2017 9:56 AM CDT

(Newser) – A woman wearing nude-colored flats, a Finding Dory tank top, and cutoff jean shorts was kicked out of a mall in Michigan on Saturday for breaking dress code—even though it was 90 degrees outside. So Hannah Pewee took to Facebook to share her version of what happened at Woodland Mall in Grand Rapids, and her story got noticed, with thousands of shares and likes and hundreds of comments, mostly coming to her defense. "Apparently some anonymous person reported me to MALL SECURITY for inappropriate dress and I was kicked out," she writes. "Never mind that within a one foot radius there were plenty of girls dressed just like me, since it's NINETY degrees outside." She described herself as shaking and on the verge of tears. Mashable calls it "another day, another woman scolded for wearing clothes."

Pewee, who People reports studies at Grand State University, says she was enjoying the afternoon at the mall with her sister when she was told to leave. In a Sunday Facebook post she wrote that mall management called her to apologize and will be revising Woodland's dress code, which at the time vaguely stated, "Appropriate attire, including shirts and shoes, is required." In a comment on her post, Woodland Mall apologized, writing, "We dropped the ball on this one," and adding that it never intend to shame or embarrass anyone. Indeed, "slut-shaming how girls are dressed is deplorable and outdated, and it needs to stop," wrote Pewee, who hopes "some good" can come out of her much-publicized experience. (These girls weren't allowed to board a plane because they were wearing leggings.)

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