Woman Shamed By Fellow Restaurant-Goer For Outfit Sparks Upsetting Discussion About Women's Bodies On Twitter

A woman has taken to social media to reveal why she was shamed by a fellow restaurant-goer while celebrating her birthday.
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Over the weekend, Adrienne Airhart took to Twitter to reveal that she had been out for her birthday dinner when she decided to take off her shawl. However, the simple act couldn't help but provoke an unnecessary comment from the woman seated at the next table about Airhart's breasts.

Writing to her 36,000+ followers, she said: "Tonight at my birthday dinner I took off my shawl and the lady at the next table said, 'well those are distracting' and moved tables."

Airhart added that she has "still got it" - and by that she means "prejudice against big naturals".

Sharing a video of her outfit, Airhart added: "This was me last night. I’m not even that hot the lady was just a hater. (Though her date did talk to me when she went to the bathroom... you can hear him)".

After being posted to Twitter on Sunday, the posts amassed a combined 38,000+ 'likes' and her video was watched more than 216,000 times.

More importantly, though, Airhart's post sparked a conversation about how many women are still shamed over something they have no control over: having breasts.

One Twitter user recalled: "I'll never forget when I was on work experience at 15 years old and the lady I was 'working' for wrote in my evaluation that I dressed inappropriately. I didn't, I was wearing exactly what they had told me to wear. I simply had breasts."

A second added: "Happy birthday! I get it. I have ginormous boobs. Had to start wearing a bra in 6th grade. Since I was the only girl wearing one I was immediately labeled a s**t and a w**e. Just for needing a bra! Enjoy your attributes, they’re gorgeous!!!"

"I had a colleague who was asked to wear more 'suitable' clothing in our office because she had big breasts... it’s a great indicator of workplace culture eh. It certainly was for the workplace anyway," a third wrote.

And a fourth tweeted in response: "My first job as a nurse, I wore the exact same scrubs as everyone else but was told that it was inappropriate because of my cleavage and told I needed to wear a shirt under my scrub top to cover up, which wasn’t the mandatory dress code. If I’d known better I would’ve fought it."

I think we all need to agree that we should absolutely stop this body-shaming right now - because nobody is here for it.

And if Airhart's most recent Instagram post is anything to go by, she's not about to let anybody make her feel bad about her own body:

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