Pissed Off Mom Responds After Sales Associate Calls Her Daughter 'Fat'


For a teenage girl, there are few experiences quite as exciting as getting dressed up for a school dance. It's kind of like playing princess for a night: You feel special.

Unfortunately, for 13-year-old Lexi, the joy of that experience was almost ruined by a rude saleswoman at a Dillard's department store.

A few weeks ago, Lexi and her mother went to the Towne East Mall near their home in Wichita, Kansas, to get Lexi a dress for the formal.

The bubbly teen had fun trying on gowns (and even let her mom snap a few pictures) until a saleswoman told her she was “fat” and needed to get Spanx to wear with the dress.

Later, Lexi's mother, Megan Naramore Harris, posted about the experience on Facebook. She wrote,

Harris says her daughter handled the situation well, but wondered why the saleswoman would say something so obviously unkind.

Soon after posting to Facebook, Harris' message went viral with more than 356,000 likes. Hundreds of people commented to condemn the sales lady and tell Lexi how beautiful she is.

Perhaps, best of all, Harris spoke with the store's representatives, who confirmed they'd use the incident as a “talking point” for their employees.

The proud mother says,

Read Harris' touching post in full, below.


Citations: A Mom Is Speaking Out After A Salesclerk Told Her 13-Year-Old Daughter She Was “Fat” And “Needed Spanx” (BuzzFeed)