Woman Kicked Out Of Mall For Wearing 'Inappropriate' Tank Top In Middle Of A Heatwave

We’re in the middle of a heatwave, so when Hannah Pewee had to visit the Woodland Mall in Grand Rapids, Michigan, she dressed for the weather. But the 20-year-old student says that she was kicked out of the mall on Saturday after another shopper complained about her outfit. 

What was she wearing? We highly suggest that you avert your eyes because yes, she was wearing a Finding Nemo tank top and denim shorts. Shortly after the incident, Pewee took to Facebook to share her side of events. 

In a caption alongside the photo, Pewee wrote:

“As many of you know, it is NINETY degrees outside today in West Michigan. Aka, really hot. So, of course, I decided to dress for the weather: shorts and a tank top. But apparently, how I was dressed (see photo below) was too slutty for the public, as I was kicked out of the Woodland Mall today.”  

She went on to claim that a security guard asked her to leave after another shopper complained:

“Yup. Apparently some anonymous person reported me to MALL SECURITY for inappropriate dress and I was kicked out.”

“Never mind that within a one foot radius there were plenty of girls dressed just like me, since it’s NINETY degrees outside. I am so angry right now I’m shaking. I felt so embarrassed I almost cried. All because a stranger didn’t like how I dressed.” 

Pewee slammed the mall’s decision in the post which has since received over 8,000 shares. 

“The Woodland Mall should be ashamed of themselves, as well as that anonymous complainer. It’s my body, and it’s hot outside! I’m not going to show up in jeans and a sweater, sorry. Don’t like it? Look away! I was out having a fun time with my sister and next thing I know, I’m out on the street. Slut-shaming how girls are dressed is deplorable and outdated, and it needs to stop.”

According to a second Facebook post posted by Pewee, a representative of the mall quickly contacted her to apologize after the post went viral.

The Woodland Mall’s Facebook page also responded to a comment on Pewee’s post, adding:

“Hi Jessica, we have apologized to Hannah and we apologize to our community. It is never our intention to shame or embarrass anyone. We’re going to make sure that everyone on our team is aware of how to handle situations like this in the future. We dropped the ball on this one.”

It’s far too hot for this nonsense. 

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This One-Eyed Fish Got A Makeover After Getting Bullied By His Tank Mates

Despite well-meaning campaigns, and perhaps a little social progress, bullying is rampant in schools (and unfortunately, well into adulthood). It would be nice to write this behavior off as a result of hormones and middle school simply sucking. But there may be more to it than that… And as much as we hate to make biological arguments for anything, there must be some natural selection at play. Even fish, who have never experienced the torture of having braces at a middle school dance, get bullied. Such was the case Kiwi, a lime green saltwater fish who had to have his eye removed after a cataract surgery. But, thanks to his dedicated owner and vet, Kiwi got a special makeover. 

Kiwi’s owner told KTVI that after Kiwi lost his eye, the other fish in his tank began to attack him. 

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“They figured out which eye was not working,”  Julie Morgan said. “They’d go up behind him, biting his tail. He had chunks of his tail taken out.” Morgan admitted that Kiwi was her favorite fish, so she quarantined him for safety. 

Kiwi’s vet, Megan Baebler of Kersting Veterinary Hospital, decided to craft him a fake eye… Which we suppose is the fish equivalent of Invisalign for middle schoolers. 

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Turns out, making the eye was no small task. “I actually hand-painted the eye myself,” she told KTVI. “I used a mixture of some nail polish and some eye shadow pigments, actually, to give it some iridescence.” Sometimes, a little makeup really does the trick. 

Kiwi underwent a surgery to have the eye implanted, and his quality of life has drastically improved. 

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A little anesthesia and thirty minutes later, the little bullied fish had a shiny new eye. And confidence (we hope). And before you scoff at Morgan’s attempt to help her fish’s social situation, have a heart. “A lot of other people would say, ‘Yes, put him down. Go ahead, it’s just a fish,'” she said. “Well, my opinion is nothing is just a something. And if I could give him quality of life, why not?” Amen to that. 

And, thanks to Morgan’s efforts, Kiwi will be rejoining his tank soon. 

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We can all relate, Kiwi. Best of luck. (h/t buzzfeed)

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