A mum and daughter claim they were ‘told to leave a supermarket for wearing crop tops’.
Chantell Humphreys and her daughter, Isabelle, visited their local Asda in Broadstairs, Kent, when they was informed that they were dressed inappropriately and couldn’t be in a ‘family supermarket’.
The pair say they’ve been left ‘totally insulted’ and ’embarrassed’ by the incident and believe that the staff are ‘sexist’.
The 46-year-old mum told The Sun: “It was a boiling hot day. We were not going to go in wearing scarves and coats.
“I was so upset at what happened. We queued up to get inside the Asda store and walked past a staff member and got inside. She then turned around and came to us and said we’d have to leave.
“She said what we were wearing was not allowed. She said it was because of our tops. I said this is ridiculous.”
She continued: “My daughter is a care worker and works very long hours so doesn’t get to go out much. She’s 18 and has been working very hard.
“A manager who was a man came out and agreed and said we’d have to leave. He said it was a family store and what we were wearing was not appropriate. He said it’s the same if a man came in with no top on.
“I was stunned. I’m still shocked now. It’s crazy. How can he compare the two?
“I felt totally embarrassed. It’s not like we were swearing swimsuits. I’m a mother and I was out with my daughter. It’s outrageous. Everybody was looking at us. It was very sexist and insulting.”
Chantell then added that the staff informed the pair that ‘on this occasion,’ they would make an exception and let them browse the store. However, the mum and daughter have vowed never to shop at supermarket again.
Commenting on the incident, a spokesperson for Asda said: “We understand that with the warm weather some of our customers may be visiting the beach, however, we would ask them to consider other customers and dress appropriately when they shop.”