(Author’s note: I could stand to lose 30 lbs. That is one of the many reasons why I am not a Chippendale’s dancer.)
To say that Michigan is in bad shape would be the mother of all understatements. Depending on the day, real unemployment in the city of Detroit is anywhere between 30-40% (employment data from jobs at meth-labs are not factored into employment statistics).
So with high unemployment, a spike in violence in the city of Detroit and an election year in which Michigan voters will elect a new Governor–what makes the front page at BOTH the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press?
Hooters waitress files lawsuit over weight flap.
From the Detroit News:
Roseville — A Hooters server has filed a lawsuit against the restaurant chain after she was placed on probation for gaining weight.
Cassandra Smith, 20, of Roseville, filed a suit in Macomb County Circuit Court today. The lawsuit charges Hooters of America Inc. violated her civil rights by discriminating on the basis of her weight.
“It is unreasonable to require that person like Plaintiff be underweight and subject themselves to potential physical and mental health risks as a condition of working for Defendants,” the lawsuit reads.
Civil rights violation?
No SERIOUSLY, a civil rights violation?
I know I am opening myself up to a bunch of hate-mail from women, but I can’t believe this. It’s intervention time.
Note to the cupcake (oops, the plaintiff): you work at HOOTERS. They expect you to look good in your uniform. Yup that sucks, just like it sucks that they don’t hire regular people to be swimsuit models, Chippendale dancers and pro athletes (okay there are some fat athletes).
I can make a list of careers where people that carry a few extra pounds need not apply. Trying to fight that reality does not make you Rosa Parks. This has nothing to do with civil rights and everything to do with filing a frivolous lawsuit in hopes of gaining a quick money grab.
Now, to the kids over at The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News– put this story on page A16. The idea that this story should be on the front page of anything other than The Eyeroll Daily(I made that up, clever huh) makes me want to vomit…
Tags: Civil Rights, Hooters, Lawsuit, Michigan, Waitress