I tend to think it’s just fine. It’s a one-piece, it covers up her body fairly well. It’s not like it’s a string bikini that leaves absolutely nothing to the imagination. Shoot, I’ve seen people wearing far less when they go shopping at Wal-Mart!
But according to this, a manager at a Tennessee apartment complex swimming pool where this incident took place told the woman wearing the suit, Tori Jenkins, that she was not allowed to wear that suit because it would “excite teenage boys” –
Jenkins had been swimming at the pool at the Smoking Cross Apartments with five of her friends and her boyfriend for just three minutes when the leasing consultant said her ‘thong bathing suit’ was inappropriate.
The consultant then called her to his office and told her to pose for pictures so she could see the problem herself.
‘I know what I look like, I bought this myself, it’s not a thong,’ Jenkins responded.
The consultant then accused her of misunderstanding the situation because she didn’t have kids herself and said he wouldn’t want her around his own kids.
He then said that a normal bathing suit ‘covers the whole butt’.
When Tori and her boyfriend, Tyler Newman, protested, the manager had Tori pose for pictures so Tori could see what was wrong with her “thong” swimsuit –
Okay I know I’m not the most fashion-forward person on the planet, but even I know that is NOT a thong swimsuit. I don’t know what this manager guy is smoking, but he is clearly high as a kite.
So… what? Is Tori supposed to walk around in a quilt when she goes swimming? As hot as it is where I live, I’m sure it’s even hotter (and more humid, probably) in Tennessee. And, I hate to break it to everyone, but people wear swimsuits in the summertime. They go to pools where there are kids present. In fact, I’ve seen that similar style of swimsuit on little girls and there is nothing wrong with it. If I ever have a daughter, I would have no problem letting her wear something like that. I’ve worn swimsuits like that one too (and I am incredibly self-conscious when it comes to choosing a swimsuit to wear in public). It’s actually fairly modest, compared to some of the other styles I’ve seen out there.
Good grief, people. GET A FREAKING GRIP.