A TikTok star has shared footage of a young cattle ranch employee calling her a “fat b*tch” after she was forced to leave because of her weight.
A body positive influencer has shared her shock after being “fat shamed” on social media by an employee of a cattle ranch.
TikTok star Remi Bader, from the US, detailed her experience after being turned away from a horse ranch in Montauk, New York, because of her weight.
But after the 26-year-old’s clip went viral, an employee at the Deep Hollow Ranch then allegedly labeled her a “fat b**ch” in a clip that has since been deleted.
The furore began when Remi took to TikTok to reveal she’d been unable to ride a horse during a recent influencer trip.
“I’ve rode horses before and have never had this issue. Please advertise this on your signs for the future,” she captioned a video showing footage of the ranch.
She then overplayed the footage with text that read: “Shoutout to Deep Hollow Ranch in Montauk for making me leave because I weight over 240 (108kg).”
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Remi, who is known for her body positive content and has more than 2 million TikTok followers, was on an influencer trip organized by Jon Bon Jovi and his son Jesse’s company – Hampton Water Wine.
On the ranch’s blog, a guide states that “a rider should be not more than 15 per cent of the horses’ weight”.
It has a list of options for “The Best Horse Breeds For Plus-Sized Riders,” but there appears to be no information on weight restrictions, neither on the blog nor the Ranch’s website.
However, an employee at the ranch appeared to be unhappy with her public influenza, responding on the social media platform with her own video.
“When you’re not a fat b**ch you can ride at Deep Hollow Ranch,” the staff member declared.
Horrified by the staffer’s response, Remi shared footage to her own TikTok, writing: “Imagine this being deep hollw (sic) ranch’s response to your experience.”
The video has since been deleted and the ranch has issued a statement on its Facebook page.
“It has come to our attention that a TikTok video was posted regarding the ranch and a teenage employee posted a response that in no way represents nor is aligned with the views that the owners of the ranch hold,” it read.
“We would like to apologize to anyone who this offended and we do not condone or agree with any part of that employee’s video.”
Jesse Bongiovi has vowed to never work with the ranch again.
“We are outraged at the events that took place at Deep Hollow Ranch and their treatment of our good friend, Remi Bader,” Jesse’s statement read.
“The Hampton Water team and our third-party vendors were not made aware of the ranches’ policies prior to the event and would never put anyone in a situation to feel uncomfortable.”
Jesse went on to say his company will not work with the ranch again and do not condone any of the events that followed.
“Inclusivity and kindness are rooted in Hampton Water’s foundation. We want to offer our deepest apologies to Remi.”
A witness on the trip told Page Six a female ranch hand was leading the group of influencers through the ins and outs of the fillies when she stopped Remi “in front of the whole group and said, ‘You can’t ride’”.
The source allegedly said Remi informed them she had ridden before, but they told her, “You weigh too much.”
When Remi responded she had not heard of the restrictions before, the female rancher allegedly said: “That’s not my problem.”
After the incident blew up on social media, Remi’s followers have bombarded Yelp with negative reviews of the ranch branding the act “deplorable”.
“To not only fail in advertising the 240 weight limit, but publicly shame a woman for her weight is disgusting. Not to mention a terrible business practice. Shame on Deep Hollow Ranch,” one woman wrote, giving it a one-star rating.
Another wrote: “Employees believe its okay to call a fellow human being a “fat b**ch”. “Weight-limit is understandable. However, transparency is key!”