Shelby Buster, 14, Ejected From Oregon Store For Being “Too Fat”

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Tue, Sep 3 - 3:56 am EDT | 11 months ago by
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It’s tough enough being a teenager these days without soulless corporations adding to the difficulty. According to 14-year-old Shelby Buster of Eugene, Oregon, she was shopping in a rue21 store when an employee approached her and told her to leave because she was too fat.

Look below for 10 pictures of Shelby Buster and please let me know in the comment section if you’re as disgusted as I am about the behavior of the employee.

First of all, she’s only 14. No child deserves that sort of verbal abuse. Secondly, a company should never try to physically eject customers due to their weight — regardless of age. And thirdly, she’s not even fat! She looks like a pretty young lady who will blossom into a lovely woman.

Shame on you rue21 and the employee you hired. Anyways, here are the images mentioned above. Go ahead and click the right arrow in order to view all ten:


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(source: kezi.com)

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  • amber

    She might be a little chubby, but who cares. Stores can’t throw out people for their weight.

    • Roberto

      Stores can do whatever they want. They are private businesses.

    • Eileen

      Actually, discrimination is illegal. The store employee proved her discrimination by stating “You are too fat to be in the store, please leave.” If she had just said “No, I don’t want to sell this to you.” They would get away with it because they have the right to sell to who they want.

    • NickandLynds

      Discrimination per se is not illegal. Only discrimination based on someone’s status as a member of a suspect class is illegal. The suspect classes include race and religion under federal law. Weight is not a suspect class under federal law or in most states including Oregon. As harsh as it sounds, the store had the right to ask fatso to leave.

  • Beatriz

    What is rue21? Forever 21 knockoff?

    • Eileen

      It seems like it. Forever 21 came first and I guess this copycat store wants to be like Forever 21 except their attitude & decency stinks.

  • http://www.clarencecyoung.com/ Clarence C. Young III

    The store had every right to expel her in the same breath as I and any other reader of this story has the right to never, repeat never, buy anything from this store during the rest of my life…. Absolutely one of the most crass acts I’ve read about in decades….

  • Gigi

    She is very pretty albeit overweight. That store should be boycotted. What an insensitive and rude thing to do

  • phillip

    1. She is overweight for her age and height. 2. She should be advised what to do about her size (coming from a person who truly cares for her well being). 3. Thou she’s pretty despite her weight, truth is, it’s not good and healthy, and her eating habits should not be tolerated. 4. She does not deserve to be thrown away by anyone whoever they may be in the world.

  • sonya

    This is a wake up call for the parents and the victim of verbal abuse. If it weren’t about their neglect to have a healthy eating habits, this wouldn’t happen. I challenge this girl to slim down girl and make a sweet revenge.

  • Eileen

    People are missing the point. Yes, she is overweight but they had no right to throw her out of the store for it. She has the right to shop at the store for a family member or a friend. She has the right to purchase accessories that the store may offer or perfume. She can just look at clothes, just like everyone else who window shops. Also, I am sick of this ignorance that claims if you are overweight you are unhealthy. IRONICALLY enough, she could be healthier than a “skinny” person. Bad health is not always visible and does not just exist in fat people. Stop the bullshit already.

  • Sailor Popeye

    Well… Truth hurts sometimes. I am European and for EU standards ,she is well over the ideal weight for her age and height. For Gods sake, look at the hippo neck she has got! i would not wanna see the rest of her body. I don’t know she blew the whole thing up.
    Hon, get on the treadmill and have less burgers.

  • Rob

    That store should be sued for moral damages caused on the child. It’s easy for them to discriminate people on their physical apperance. Shame on them !

    • NickandLynds

      Are you serious? The fat chick had her feelings hurt so the store should pay? People have their feelings hurt every day. That’s not a reason to sue. Chubs should put on her big girl pants (literally) and move on with her life. Welcome to the real world were not eveyone treats others with courtesy.

  • Gavin Henry

    Read up on this, a few articles point to the same conclusion – “Businesses can refuse service for almost any reason (or no reason) with exceptions. Those exceptions at the federal level are race, religion, gender, national origin, and disability/perceived disability (refusing service based on sexual preference does not violate any federal law).”

  • NickandLynds

    I’m more disgusted by this girl’s obesity, her obvious lack of education (based upon that poorly written letter that she sent to the store) and her blubbering about her experience at the store than I am by the clerk’s behavior. Instead of making a big deal about this, she should dedicate her time to self-improvement–namely losing weight and learning basic grammar. Fat and stupid is no way to go through life…and making oneself into a victim because one had her feelings hurt is very unbecomming.

  • chelsey

    First off. Fragrances are in the front of the store. Not in the back. So she’s lying about that. Second off how can her friend be a witness if her friend was in the back of the store looking at the fragrances. Sounds pretty fishy. And I’ve been in there before. And see bigger people in that store. So for a fact I know she wasn’t ask to leave! Rue21 employees there are sweethearts and professionals. All there doing is getting there 15 mins of tv time and using it as a publicity stunt. I’ve been in there more than I can count and its been wonderful and I’m over weight and they never ever have asked me to leave!!

    • a_leah

      That store could have been set up differently or maybe it has two entrances. Maybe she thought the front entrance was really the back. They never said her friend was a witness. Also, it’s possible that the employee was a sneaky liar trying to save her job.

  • a_leah

    Did you look at her letter? I know she’s only 14, but her writing looks semi-literate. She doesn’t know how to separate paragraphs. With all of the corrections, I don’t know why her mother didn’t have her type it up on a computer. That being said, it speaks for Shelby’s sincerity. I don’t think she would be devious enough to make something like that up. At worst, her parents might be egging her on. I also would not believe the employee if the employee said it didn’t happen. I bet this employee has been rude to other customers, and this is the first time the woman got caught!

  • Mrs.Cunningham

    I would love to see the employee that said she was “too fat” to shop there! This is exactly the crap that has kids killing themselves!!!!!!!

  • Shannon

    There’s a high chance that she’s making it up. There’s been times that Eugene teens have asked if we carry any shirts above extra-large and when we say we don’t they state the same things – that we are saying we don’t want ‘fat’ shoppers in our store. which isn’t true. There’s too many opportunists any more that are seeking attention.