A San Diego mom is outraged after she says a family trip to Anaheim’s Disneyland resort was ruined when an employee told her she was showing too much cleavage.
According to Melissa Behnken, a park employee approached her and asked her to cover up because her choice of clothing showed too much of her large chest.
“This gentleman out of nowhere comes up to me and just says, ‘You need to pull your top up,’” said Behnken. “I was looking at him like, ‘Excuse me? Are you serious?’”
“This is a family park. You are showing too much,” the employee allegedly said.
“I guess women with large chests are expected to wear turtlenecks their whole lives,” said Behnken to 10News.
Behnken says her husband had just returned home from deployment and they had been excited to take their three children to the resort for their first family vacation. After the incident, however, Behnken says the rest of the trip was ruined.
Now, the California mom has filed a formal complaint with the park as well as one with the Disney corporation. She says that in the week since the incident happened, Disney has reached out to offer an apology on behalf of the employee, but Behnken says she hopes they take it a step further.
“Maybe they need to do more exclusive training on what is OK to say to people that come there,” suggested Behnken.
Disneyland reportedly has a policy deeming clothing that “exposes excessive portions of the skin” as inappropriate for the family-friendly park, but Behnken’s apparel barely showed any cleavage at all, as evident in the family’s pictures taken at the park prior to the incident.