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Party Bus Does Not Allow a Woman in Because of Her Size

Bettina Dizon
Aug 18, 2021
09:20 P.M.
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A body positivity advocate, Fallon Melillo, shared her negative experience being denied entry onto a party bus because she was plus-sized.

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What was supposed to be a fun trip to Miami turned out to be an embarrassing and horrifying experience for 27-year-old Fallon Melillo.

Melillo shared her negative experience trying to get on a party bus en route to a party at DAER Club, hosted by the Hard Rock Hotel, in a video that has since gone viral.

Fallon Melillo talks about her negative experience as she was denied entry to a party bus due to her size. | Source: tiktok.com/curvybb

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The body positivity advocate narrated that she and her friends bought tickets to board the Spring Break Miami Party Service Bus through a promoter instead of the website Eventbrite. She said:

“Now, the night before, I ended up looking on Eventbrite, and I saw this. If you decide to read, you can obviously tell that it says that there’s no bigger women or plus size women allowed.”

However, the promoter did not disclose such information upon purchase, and after reaching out to DAER, the club said they did not discriminate against body weight.

Fallon Melillo talks about her negative experience as she was denied entry to a party bus due to her size. | Source: tiktok.com/curvybb

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With the information given, Melillo and her friends went to the party bus but were denied entry because of her weight. Instead, Spring Break Miami Party Service Bus refunded them. In a screenshot of the Eventbrite website, the disclaimer read:

“Sorry No Big Girls for this party! The doorman is very strict on appearance. If you have had problems getting into exclusive clubs before then this place is not for you! Please don’t waste your time [...].”

Although there is no law about weight discrimination in the state, Melillo claimed it was embarrassing and rude. She further told her viewers not to support a business that advocates such.

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Screenshot of the Eventbrite page on Fallon Melillo's TikTok. | Source: tiktok.com/curvybb

“When you are bigger, people automatically judge you and think you’re lazy and don’t care about your body or health. There are plenty of bigger people who are healthy, like myself,” Melillo said. “And some people have genetic conditions, disorders, and diseases [...].”

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Melillo has the support of many TikTok users who flooded her post with sweet and encouraging messages.

She further advised those who found themselves in a similar situation to be strong and not allow such places to lower one’s self-esteem.

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The Eventbrite page has since changed the page details and renamed the event title. Instead, their disclaimer says that a “model look is encouraged” and that admission is selective.

The new party bus event has the right to deny anyone service, should they deem it necessary. Although the words have changed, the message is still discriminatory against plus-sized women.

Luckily, Melillo has the support of many TikTok users who flooded her post with sweet and encouraging messages. Meanwhile, others agreed with Melillo and called out Eventbrite for having such rules.

Screenshot of comments on Fallon Melillo's TikTok. | Source: tiktok.com/curvybb

Although it isn’t as prominent, there are several accounts of discrimination due to body size, most of whom get bullied by other people.

Recently, Chantelle Sorec shared her inspiring body transformation and how her bullies at school motivated her to get rid of the excess weight.

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