Gym Tells Hot, Fit Woman to Cover Up Because She's Intimidating Others

Just so we all understand the rules now, you can’t slut-shame, and you can’t fat-shame. But you can hot-shame.

In her first workout since being injured in a car accident, Tiffany Austin said she couldn’t wait to get back on the treadmill.

But barely 15 minutes into her walking exercise, she noticed people staring. Then a member of the Planet Fitness staff approached and told her to cover up because she was intimidating others in the facility.


Planet Fitness. They’re the gym chain built around the idea that people want to belong to gyms, but don’t actually want to use gyms to get in shape. They just want to go around saying “Yeah, I have a gym membership” to impress their friends. Planet Fitness is the “no lunkheads” gym that ships in pizza once a week. Because pizza is such a fitness food.

Austin, who said she’d just joined the Richmond, Calif., gym, agreed to put a shirt over her halter top. But she drew the line when a second worker called her out as she waited for the first employee to bring her shirt.

That staffer said “excuse me, we’ve had some complaints you’re intimidating people with your toned body,” Austin quoted the woman as saying KTVU-TV reported.

See Austin and her outfit on the next page. Most people would welcome her method of intimidation.



We’re doomed. Our society of babies and whiners, having grown up with the everyone-gets-a-trophy mentality (to the extent that they grew up at all), is about to have to stand up to Russia.

Putin isn’t losing any sleep.

More: Remember Maria Kang? She has three kids, and a life, and she worked hard to get in shape — only to have a bunch of yahoos trash her. Hot-shaming really is a thing now.



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