Pregnant Woman Says She Was Kicked Out of a Restaurant for Wearing a Crop Top

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Being pregnant can be amazing, but it also comes with a whole host of things that aren't so great. In preparation for your little one, your body pretty much turns on you, giving you all kinds of aches and pains and often making you feel insecure in your own skin. During this time, the last thing any pregnant woman needs is to feel ashamed of her body. But one mother in Washington experienced just that when she was booted out of a restaurant for daring to wear a crop top.


Wearing a long skirt and a crop top, Charisha Gobin, who is seven months pregnant with twins, visited Buzz Inn Steakhouse in Marysville, Washington, with her family over Labor Day weekend. What started as a regular family outing turned into an evening of anger and humiliation for the mom when she was was approached by an employee of the restaurant and asked to leave.

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In an interview with local KIRO-TV News, she said of the incident, "The waitress/bartender stopped us and said, 'I'm sorry, you can't be here in that shirt.' I said, 'Are you being serious with me right now?' And she said, 'Yep, you can't be here.'"

Like many establishments, Buzz In Steakhouse has a "no shirt, no shoes, no service" policy directly linked with health code requirements. While this simple dress code is certainly reasonable, Gobin felt she was unfairly targeted, as she had not broken any of those rules. "Just because my belly was bigger and sticking out. But had it been anyone else, I don't think it would have been a problem whatsoever," she told KIRO-TV. 

After being forced to leave the restaurant, Gobin took to Facebook to share her story. In a post that has since been made private, she shared an image of the outfit she wore accompanied by the caption, "I was just denied service at the Buzz In on State Avenue in Marysville for my outfit. I'm violating the health code." 

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The post was shared hundreds of times across the social media platform. After her story was picked up by a local news station, Buzz Inn Steakhouse issued a formal apology. In a statement to KIRO-TV, the restaurant stated that they "sincerely apologize" for the "misunderstanding" that occurred. They also claim the server who asked Gobin to leave "was trying to use her best judgment" to enforce the restaurant's dress code. They did not specify exactly what it was about the woman's pregnant belly that violated the health code. 

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In the wake of the incident, Gobin says she feels completely justified in her anger at the steakhouse. And, while they won't be on the receiving end of her business anytime soon, she's trying her best to stay positive. "Our bodies aren't just toys, they're for a purpose and I think it's a beautiful purpose," she said.

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