Salon 'charges overweight people more' for pedicures

20 March, 2017, 22:54 | Author: Eloise Marshall
  • Not Released

"I'm a nail tech and am gobsmacked with the sign".

"Sorry, but if you are overweight, pedicures will be $45 due to service fees for the pedicurists". A regular pedicure in the establishment costs $30 at most.

Rose Nails, a shop located in Memphis, Tenessee, had allegedly put up a sign demanding more pay from heavier customers for their services.

In the past week, Ferguson's post has been shared more than 500 times, and has gotten more than 70 comments, a lot of them from angry women accusing the nail salon of fat shaming and discriminating against overweight customers.

"That's discrimination. they can get sued for that", said one commenter. "Federal and state violations, fines and lawsuits are permanent!" Speaking to Nguyen, WREG reporter Shay Arthur told the businessman about how many women were upset over the sign.

The woman who posted the picture claimed it was Tennessee's Rose Nails, where the usual cost of the service is $25 (£20). He said that the photo "could be anywhere" except his salon.

Ferguson is incredulous at Rose Salon's denial.

But local news channel WREG showed him a wider shot which showed the sign in a premises with the "same walls, same signs and same flooring" as the salon.

A picture of the sign was shared on Facebook by Deshania Ferguson, who was appalled at the price hike.

Nguyen did, however, say that he had rejected serving larger customers before because he claims to have lost over $2,000 after two salon chairs were broken.

The alleged nail salon fat shaming case in Memphis isn't without precedent.

Recommended:

  • Toilet paper toll: How Beijing is aiming to reduce paper wastage

    Toilet paper toll: How Beijing is aiming to reduce paper wastage

    Well, many visitors to the Temple of Heaven are notorious for stashing massive amounts of toilet paper into their bags. Six machines have been installed in the toilets to stop tourists from taking paper to use at home.
    Seniors take stand against proposed health care bill

    Seniors take stand against proposed health care bill

    The healthcare bill would face significant challenges in the Senate even if it were to pass the House. Potential changes to the GOP health care bill may include a work requisite for Medicaid recipients.
    Syrian truck driver on road to Damascus reportedly killed by Israeli drone

    Syrian truck driver on road to Damascus reportedly killed by Israeli drone

    Israel's Arrow anti-missile defense system was launched, shooting down one of the missiles north of Jerusalem . Russian President Vladimir Putin receives Israeli ambassador Gary Koren during ceremony at Kremlin in Moscow.
  • Is this the Oreo feature list we'll see at Google I/O 2017?

    Is this the Oreo feature list we'll see at Google I/O 2017?

    As a crude example, think of a calendar app icon that changed to show the appropriate date on a daily basis. In this scenario, notifications would intelligently display only on whichever device a person is now using.
    WWE Diva Paige confirms private photos and video were stolen, leaked online

    WWE Diva Paige confirms private photos and video were stolen, leaked online

    According to the outlet, the company is handling it the way they should be: by treating the superstars as the victims of a crime. If you, wrestling fan, have been living under a rock this weekend, let me fill you in on the big story rocking the WWE world.
    Trump's High Court Pick Begins Confirmation Process

    Trump's High Court Pick Begins Confirmation Process

    Circuit Court of Appeals, was nominated to fill replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February 2016. Gorsuch will appear before senators later Monday looking to pin him down on his conservative philosophy.
  • CCTV shows moment Paris airport attacker grabs soldier

    CCTV shows moment Paris airport attacker grabs soldier

    Ben Belgacem's brother and cousin were released Sunday after they, like the attacker's father, were held for questioning. This meant that he was unable to kill or seriously wound anyone, forcing him to try and steal a soldier's assault rifle.
    Britain to trigger Article 50 'EU divorce process' on March 29

    Britain to trigger Article 50 'EU divorce process' on March 29

    If Britain leaves without a transitional deal, it could lead to the immediate imposition of tariffs and other trade barriers. That is likely to infuriate Nationalists, particularly with debate still raging over a second independence referendum.
    Handscomb, Marsh carry Australia to safety

    Handscomb, Marsh carry Australia to safety

    Smith, who on the eve of this match criticised Kohli's comments, made good on his decision to bat first with 117 of 299 for four. Kohli continued: " Guys want to push the barrier, their physical limits, their mental toughness.
  • CBP Posts Border Wall Prototype Design, Construction RFPs

    CBP Posts Border Wall Prototype Design, Construction RFPs

    That means 30 feet tall, although the officials wrote that "designs with heights of at least 18 feet may be acceptable". The wall - and having Mexico pay for it - was a central promise President Donald Trump made on the campaign trail.
    Turkey deserves to host Olympics, President Erdoğan says

    Turkey deserves to host Olympics, President Erdoğan says

    On those who urge Turkey "to speak softly but carry a big stick", Erdogan said "those days are over". Kurds make up a sizable number of the over 3 million people of Turkish origin in Germany .
    Tokyo golf club lifts ban on women members

    Tokyo golf club lifts ban on women members

    The vote means that women will now be allowed to play on Sundays and will be eligible for full membership. After a bit of urging from the International Olympic Committee, they flipped the script.


Popular

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL) CEO Sells $1936000.00 in Stock
United Capital Financial Advisers LLC raised its stake in shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises by 1.1% in the fourth quarter. Finally, Creative Planning raised its position in shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises by 235.2% in the third quarter.

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing
Had Gorsuch made the comments Sisk recalled, Hauptman said, "I would remember - the statements would have greatly upset me". At 49, he is among the youngest Supreme Court nominees ever and could have a strong presence on the court for decades.

Jermain Defoe casts doubt on Sunderland future
England travel to Dortmund to take on Germany on Wednesday evening before returning to Wembley for their World Cup qualifier with Lithuania on Sunday.

Jets taking in a Chase Daniel free agent visit after the Saints
The Saints are hosting free-agent quarterback Chase Daniel , a source familiar with the situation confirmed Sunday afternoon. The Saints have Luke McCown , who will make $1.5 million in the final year of his contract, but Daniel is five years younger.

Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus Press Image Leaked
This event is necessary for Samsung to send a strong message after the disastrous scandal involving the Note 7 late a year ago . We say seemingly, because they don't quite match up with the images of the S8 in various colors that leaked recently .