Oh, this is that type of news that will hit some soft spots: 20 years old Jennifer Rogers from Palm Desert, California wanted to get a job at the famous Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery as a waitress & kilt girl. Unfortunately, she was too big to fit in the costume and therefore she didn’t get the job. In other words, she was too fat for the job.
“Because the skirt was a size too small, they said that I could not work there,” Jennifer Rogers said, according to Huffington Post. “I couldn’t wear the uniform.”
This decision was apparently controversial and the entire nation got really upset because of that: “Why should anyone have to look a certain way to work at a different place?” Rogers asked. “It’s not fair.”
Well, life is not fair, this is true, and there are rules and requirements. The girls that actually work hard to stay fit and slim and look god deserve a job in which the main requirement is to look fit and good in the first place. Fat people – like me, for example – should sit at the table and enjoy the view. That’s one of the main reasons we go to the Tilted Kilt Pub anyway, right?
Apparently so, according to the Tilted Kilt’s corporate office that stated in a release: “Kilt Girls are the cornerstone of the Tilted Kilt brand. Tilted Kilt specifically hires females for the role of the Kilt Girl who fit our profile, which includes being attractive, intelligent and having outgoing personalities.”
Although this might sound as discriminating for some, it is not – at least not according to the law. While hiring discrimination based on national origin, sex, religion, race and color is illegal under federal law, discrimination based on body type is not. And, as I said, I totally understand this because there are things that fat people shouldn’t do. For example, I could never get upset if I went to a job interview for the famous Chippendales and they dropped me because I’m too fat. No women would like to see me perform anyway, and this is a similar case with Jennifer Rogers.
Sorry, girl, but this time I can’t be on your side. At least be glad you’re not morbidly obese and in just a few months you can get that body that everybody wants to see at the Tilted Kilt!