Woman Humiliated And Kicked Out Of The Gym Because Her Breasts Were Too Big

Jay Dawson June 9th 2017 Entertainment
Have you ever been humiliated? Do you know that feeling of hot shame you get, when you've been publicly embarrassed? Imagine if it happened. simply because you were a beautiful woman. Imagine if you were kicked out of a gym, simply because your boobs were too big. Because that's exactly what happened to Jenna Vecchio. And her angry Facebook rant has whipped up a furious storm of controversy...
"I Felt Humiliated"
Jenna's workout at the Motivati Fitness Center in Ottawa, Canada, came to an abrupt halt one fay when she was suddenly asked to leave. She was confused. Why did they want to kick her out? According to the supervisors on shift, several of the other gym-goers were "uncomfortable" with the clothes she was wearing. Apparently, Jenna's attire was not good enough for their dress code, which supposedly required "modest" clothes.
There was nothing Jenna could do. Looking around the gym, she noticed that all the other women were wearing pretty much the exact same clothes as she was. She was angry, upset, embarrassed. The supervisors told her she could change into a t-shirt, but this just seemed ridiculous. But this was only the beginning of the saga. You'll see more in the following video of exactly how this played out...
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The Woman At The Center Of The Storm
Let's not beat around the bush. Jenna Vecchio, the woman at the center of this storm, is a beautiful woman. With her arresting tattoos and large bust on a slender frame, she cuts a striking figure wherever she goes. She loves going to the gym and working out, and when she recently moved from Nova Scotia to Ottawa she was looking forward to joining a new welcoming community, where she could work on her body in peace.
But it seems like this is one time her gorgeous body didn't open doors for her. Jenna is absolutely certain that her gym clothes - a black racerback tank top and full-length leggings - were more than modest. The only reason, she says, that she was kicked out of the gym was that her breasts were bigger than everyone else's. Which was totally unfair.
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Ottawa
The city of Ottawa, it should be said, is usually a welcoming and non-discriminatory place. The capital of Canada, and with a population of just less than a million people, it is the most educated city in Canada, filled with schools, places of higher learning, and cultural institutions. In short, it's a place where a big-breasted woman shouldn't attract either undue attention or even punishment.
The federal government, having its seat of power in Ottawa, is the largest employer in the city, followed by a number of tech companies that have their offices there. With dozens of festivals, museums, parks and historical sites, as well as Quebec just over the river, Ottawa really is a culturally important place in Canada. It's just a shame that despite all the education, some of its residents seem to be really backwards.
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Lies, All Lies
The strange thing about this incident is that the gym supervisors' request seems to have come from nowhere. Although they claimed that other gym members were offended by Jenna's "immodest" clothing, the facts don't really line up with this. On her way out of the gym, in fact, Jenna approached a number of other women working out at the time. She asked them straight up whether it was true, and that they were offended by her clothing, and they all said the same thing: they couldn't care less.
Which was weird. If the other members of the gym didn't care about her clothes - or her breasts - then who did? It seems that it was actually just the gym supervisors that cared, and they were simply using the other people as a cover for their strange war against beauty. Maybe they were just jealous.
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She Goes To Facebook
By the time Jenna got home, she had turned from shame to anger. She had reached boiling point, and was furious about the gyms actions and the way they had treated her. Scouring the gym's website, she realized that they didn't have a dress code at all, and that what the supervisors had told her was all lies. Not only that, their website and Facebook page both had countless of photos of women working out, all in nearly identical clothes to what Jenna had been wearing at the time.
Disgusted, Jenna took to Facebook to share her story with the nation. "[I was] instructed by a Supervisor at the club that my tank top was inappropriate dress," she said in the shocking post, "and is offensive to both the staff and other members." The post, of course, went viral, and her story was shared across the world. This wasn't just her story - this was the story of countless other women.
Body Shaming
It's hard to tell where the roots lie - some would claim advertising and the fashion industry - but the trend of "body shaming" has become all-invasive and highly destructive. Body shaming is just what it sounds like: the awful act of making someone ashamed or humiliated, through comments or mockery, of their body shape, size, or weight. It's horrible, and it has to stop.
Basically, people have little to no control over the way their body is. It's simple genetics and luck. Even if they could lose weight or gain muscle, or wear makeup or have cosmetic surgery, shaming for their natural body will never motivate them to do so, or do anything, in fact, but make them desperately unhappy. Besides, this rigid and old-fashioned standard of beauty that these people are supposedly held to has nothing to do with actually being a beautiful person.
Gym Culture
Gyms stand at an interesting crossroads between getting people to a fit and healthy state, and being complicit in body shaming themselves. In truth, the best way to sell gym memberships is not to actually promote healthy exercise, but to shame people into wanting to be ripped themselves. To make them feel bad every time they pass the gym and look at those buff bodies, and imply that if only they stepped inside, they could be hot too.
Not only that, the gym environment is by its very nature a competitive one. In those hot and sweaty rooms, it's always about beating your (and other's) previous weights. You have to run faster, pull harder, and work out more than everyone else there, including yourself. It's about getting better and better at it, and that naturally leads itself to trying to be better than others. It's in this kind of space that Jenna stepped into when she went to Motivati...
Everyone's Backing Her Up
Once her Facebook post went viral, Jenna found herself flooded with support and well wishes. Both women and men agreed with her that this gym was being ridiculous, and they assured her that she should not feel shame for what genetics alone had blessed her with. There was no way she should have been kicked out of that gym.
And it's true that none of this was her fault. No matter what clothes she was wearing at the time, having a big bust is a complete act of chance. She didn't wish it upon herself, and she didn't get cosmetic surgery. If anyone could get offended by that, it's their own sick fault for becoming fixated on the size of her breasts. Really. If you're staring at something so long that you get offended by it, we're pretty sure that's on you. Maybe you should just look at something else, like a picture of kittens peeking out of a barrel or something.
The Gym's Response
Surprisingly, after such an outpouring of support for Jenna, and such anger from both Jenna and her friends and family, the Motivati Gym still stood by the decision of its employees. They would not back down from their lies. In a statement published online, they said "The Movati staff never indicated Ms. Vecchio's style of shirt was not appropriate - it was the lack of coverage that was the issue as she exercised adjacent to other members. While in no way did we mean to embarrass Ms. Vecchio, we did feel it necessary to address the situation with her due to member discomfort."
They also said that "while it is unfortunate that Ms. Vecchio felt she had a negative experience, it was certainly not Movati's intent." As it turns out, the most negative experience would be reserved for Motivati. Following the incident and their statement, they were flooded with membership cancelations, one-star reviews online, and a storm of bad publicity.
Do You Agree?
It may not seem like it from the gym's response, but as you're about to see in this video, this has been a major victory for both Jenna Vecchio and victims of body shaming everywhere. While the gym might not admit to their extreme lack of judgment and poor decision-making skills, the overwhelming response by the public says it all: this kind of behavior is not on anymore.
So what do you think? Does this video shock and surprise you, or do you agree with the gym's actions? Could you put yourself in Jenna's shoes and see why she's angry, and have you ever felt the burning humiliation of body shaming yourself? This is not just any ordinary topic - this is the kind of event, and the kind of video, that will divide opinion and make you change the way you think forever.
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50 Extraordinary Women You Won't Believe Actually Exist

Luke Chase May 25th 2016 Entertainment
It's likely that the women in your day to day life are pretty "normal" in appearance. So when you see someone whose appearance differs from what you expect it to be, it can be kind of a shock. The ladies in the following slideshow are definitely far from average. Some of these women spent thousands of dollars on plastic surgery, tattoos, or body piercings. Others are born with strange birth defects such as excessive facial hair, a gigantic butt or even an 8 inch tongue. See for yourself!
Lauren Williams: 4 Foot Long Legs
Lauren Williams has the longest-known legs in the United States, with her eye-catching limbs measuring an incredible 49 inches from hip to heel. Lauren's height and long-legged genes can be attributed to her family as her father, mother and twin sisters are all 6ft or taller. She has US size 11 feet (UK size 10), and revealed that she can find it tricky to buy clothes that fit. When modelling, single Lauren - who has worked on campaigns for global brands such as Nike - does everything from sports and fitness to high fashion and swimwear.
Having played volleyball in college, as well as being extremely active, Lauren also enjoys shooting sporty campaigns. As well as modelling, Lauren works as an educator at a children's museum in Houston and enjoys travelling. When out and about, her striking looks and long limbs mean she gets comments about her legs on a daily basis.
Pixee Fox: Dangerously Small Waist
Swedish born Pixee Fox had already spent more than $80,000 on plastic surgery attempting to sculpt the perfect hourglass figure. But now she has taken her obsession even further by having 6 of her lower ribs removed - so she can shrink her waist to a record-breaking 14 inches. Pixee, from Sweden, said: "People often come up to me and say, "don't take this the wrong way, but you look like a cartoon" - but for me that's a compliment, that's what I want to achieve.
With 6 of her lower ribs removed, Pixee's lower internal organs, including the liver, have lost some of their natural protection - but she isn't worried. She said: "Before if I was in a car crash I would normally break my ribs. If that happened now I'm probably going to break my spleen instead. In total she has had four rhinoplasties costing $14,000; four breast augmentations of 200cc, 525cc, 800cc and 1400cc costing $28,500; two rounds of liposuction at $5,000; two upper eyelid surgeries at $6,000; a labiaplasty costing $4,000; a Brazilian butt lift at $9,000 and cool-sculpting, cheek injections, and lip injections at about $12,000.
Bethany Hamilton: One Armed Pro Surfer
Bethany Meilani Hamilton-Dirks is an American professional surfer who survived a 2003 shark attack in which her left arm was bitten off, but ultimately returned to-and was victorious in-professional surfing. On October 31, 2003 Hamilton, aged 13 at the time, went for a morning surf along Tunnels Beach, Kauai, with best friend Alana Blanchard, Alana's father, Holt, and brother Byron. Around 7:30 a.m., with numerous turtles in the area, she was lying on her surfboard with her left arm dangling in the water, when a 14-foot tiger shark attacked her, severing her left arm just below the shoulder.
Despite the trauma of the incident, Hamilton was determined to return to surfing. Three weeks after the incident, she returned to her board. Initially, she adopted a custom-made board that was longer and slightly thicker than standard and had a handle for her right arm, making it easier to paddle, and she learned to kick more to make up for the loss of her left arm. After teaching herself to surf with one arm, on January 10, 2004, she entered a major competition. She now uses standard competitive performance short-boards. The broken surfboard that Hamilton was riding during the attack is on display at the California Surf Museum
Mayra Hills: World's Largest Fake Breasts
Mayra Hills - also known as Beshine - measures at 59-28-36 and says she's the proud owner of the world's largest fake breasts. And it's not hard to believe her claim to fame, considering each of her breasts have 10,000 cc of saline implants and weigh 20 pounds a piece! As you can imagine, it's difficult for Beshine, who wears a size 32Z bra, to find clothes that fit, so the German-born woman has a lot of her items custom-made.
But bra shopping isn't her only woe. She can no longer tie her own shoes and has run into trouble when she's knocked things over with her chest - but it appears she's satisfied with her body, troubles and all. "Some people maybe think the sheer size of my t-ts bring too many handicaps in my everyday life, but hey, having big boob problems is amazing," she wrote on her blog.
Anastasiya Shpagina: Real Life Anime Girl
It's official, this real-life anime trend has gotten completely out of hand. Hardly a day goes by that we don't stumble upon some photos of girls going to any lengths in order to look like real live anime characters. Today's example, Anastasiya Shpagina, an Ukrainian girl who has even taken a Japanese name - Fukkacumi. 19-year-old Anastasiya (Nastya) Shpagina has been called "the new Barbie" by national news outlets, but she later revealed she's striving to become a real-life Japanese anime character, not a doll. She even posted "I am not like a doll, a doll is like me."
Apparently, Nastya has been passionate about makeup even as a young child, always experimenting with it in the mirror. Over time she also developed a thing for Japanese cartoons and it was only a matter of time before she started using her make-up artist skills to transform herself into a real-life anime girl. But just putting on makeup wasn't enough to attain that coveted look, so she decided to lose weight in order to seem more genuine. At 1.58-meters-tall, Anastasiya weighs just 39 kilos and is trying to lose one more in order to look just right.
Chanel Tapper: World's Longest Tongue
The longest female tongue measures 9.75 cm (3.8 in) from the tip to the middle of lip and was achieved by Chanel Tappe on 29 September 2010. Chanel, from Houston, US, shot to fame aged 13 when she was spotted sticking out her monster tongue in a YouTube video. In September Guinness invited Chanel to Los Angeles where they measured her tongue and she narrowly beat two other female contenders to the record.
She said: "I have always been silly and goofy. I love sticking my tongue out at people. I started doing that back in school. I've never had a problem with having a long tongue, it's just fun." Chanel now has set her sights set on Hollywood after finishing her studies. She said: "I'd love to be in a movie. I'm certainly pretty dramatic, so I think I could have the acting gift. "Really, I'd love to meet Adam Sandler, he's my favorite."
Sarah Massey: World's Largest Butt
Sarah Massey would be just another 33-year-old mother-of-two from Chicago - if it weren't for the fact that she also happens to have the world's biggest butt. Though not officially recognized by the prudes at Guinness, Massey's massive 7-foot wide keister requires a pair of 10XL trousers that would comfortably fit all of the Kardashian sisters combined.
Massey insists the condition that resulted in her museum-sized bubble butt is hereditary - "there's nothing I can do about it," she says - but that her love of ice cream certainly contributed to its maintenance. Massey would still like to lose some weight, but says she now has a new-found appreciation for her natural assets, and fervently defends them against anyone who calls them fake. "Some people can't believe one person can have this much butt," she told Barcroft. "Because I've got a relatively small frame on top they say, 'that can't be real.' I carry this weight with me all the time, everywhere I go, it's definitely not fake. Big booties are just in my blood."
Zlata: Extreme Flexibility
Russian-born former gymnast Zlata, 29, posed in leather and lingerie to adopt a series of poses that seem to defy every law of biology. Zlata, who now lives in Germany, is able to create astounding shapes with her body and is so flexible she can cram herself into a 50cm square box. One of her favorite acts is to bend backwards at a 90 degree angle, so the back half of her hands touch her feet and she can also peer through her own legs from behind.
Zlata's gift of flexibility was discovered when she was four years old and by six she was training as a contortionist at a circus school. She has a rare condition which makes all her tendons extremely pliable, which helps in her profession. The former gymnast now spends most of her day working out and training for shows around the world. In 2011 she set the Guinness World Record for the most beer bottles opened in a minute using only your feet.
Kim Goodman: Eyeball Protrusion
Kim Goodman is a woman who is able to pop her eyes out of her eye sockets by 12 millimeters (0.47 inches). She holds the world record for the farthest eyeball protrusion. She lives in Chicago, Illinois. She discovered her eyeball popping talent one day when she was hit on the head with a hockey mask. Her eyeballs popped out much further than usual and ever since that day she could pop them out on cue, as well as when she yawns.
She has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman. In 2004, Goodman was included by Guinness World Records in their 50th anniversary list of top ten "feats" of all time. Kim originally had the record for being able to extend her eye balls beyond her eye sockets by 10mm. This was matched a few years by a new contender, but when Kim was re-measured she found she could now reach 12mm - breaking her own record and keeping the title.
Natalia Partyka: One Armed Table Tennis Champ
Natalia Partyka (born 27 July 1989) is a Polish table tennis player. Born without a right hand and forearm, she participates in competitions for able-bodied athletes as well as in competitions for athletes with disabilities. Partyka reached the last 32 of the London 2012 Olympic women's table tennis. Partyka began playing table tennis at the age of seven. She won her first international table tennis medal in 1999 at the disabled World Championships. At the age of 11, she competed at the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney, becoming the world's youngest ever Paralympian. In 2004, she won a gold medal in the singles event and silver in the team event at the Athens Paralympics.
Partyka competed for Poland both the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing - one of only two athletes to do so, the other being Natalie du Toit in swimming. They were her third Paralympic Games, and her first Olympics. Competing in class 10 at the Beijing Paralympics, she won gold by defeating China's Fan Lei by three sets to nil. In 2008, she won a gold medal in the singles event and a silver in the team event at the Beijing Paralympics, repeating her Athens Paralympics result.
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