Two women took it upon themselves to be meant to other customers at a bakery last month. They went as far as fat-shaming a teenager they didn’t know.
Liftable reported that the incident happened at Designer Desserts-Valparaiso. It occurred on March 31, 2018, over the Easter period.
Vega Blossom, 19, went to her favorite bakery, Designer Desserts-Valparaiso, to buy six cupcakes during their Easter sale. As she stood in the line a woman in front of her was waiting on a cake.
Blossom noticed an older woman and her friend behind her loudly making rude comments about how long the woman at the front of the line was taking. When the woman was done, Blossom stood at the counter to place her order.
That’s when she heard the women behind her make an incredibly rude comment directed at her. “Let’s hope this fat b**** doesn’t buy all the cupcakes,” the woman sneered.
Blossom was visibly hurt by the comment as she began to place her order. The teenager couldn’t understand how these two grown women could fat-shame someone they had never met or even spoken to.
“When I heard the nasty things the women said, I honestly wanted to cry. It really hurt my feelings.”
Vega Blossom, Liftable, April 5, 2018
“Growing up [as] a chubbier girl, I always got snide comments about my weight from people who, for some reason, think it’s their business,” Blossom stated. She shared that such rudeness generally didn’t bother her but the fact that she didn’t know those women, and they had spoken so rudely and loudly so that she could obviously hear it, was what made things different.
She decided to respond to the women by walking up to the register and ordering every single cupcake that the bakery had. The women continued to mock Blossom as she paid $54 for the 20 mega-sized cupcakes, each the size of three normal cupcakes.
The bakery staff also heard the unacceptable things the women had said about Blossom’s weight. They made sure to give her extra cookies and chocolates for free.
On her way out of the bakery, Blossom made sure to ask the women if they could help her open the door. Reluctantly, one woman held the door open before following her outside.
Blossom shared her treats with her friends, family, and coworkers. Later that night she posted her experience on Facebook and the post went viral.
She gained nearly 80,000 likes and 25,000 shares. Eventually, the bakery caught wind of the situation and decided to take action.
In the following days, the bakery surprised Blossom with cupcakes delivered to her work to show their support. The bakery didn’t stop there, though; they also posted on their own Facebook page, letting customers know that bullying of any kind would not be tolerated in their business.
‘This morning a very unsettling occurrence was brought to my attention. Designer Desserts-Valparaiso is a BULLY FREE ZONE and WILL NOT TOLERATE these disgusting types of attitudes,’ they wrote.
They apologized to Blossom and thanked her for being such a loyal and amazing customer.