Alabama Mall Kicks Woman Out Because Her Shorts Violated ‘Family-Friendly Shopping Environment’
Gabrielle Gibson was reportedly kicked out of The Shoppes at Bel Air mall in Mobile, Alabama, because of her shorts on Aug. 1.
Gibson posted pictures of her outfit on Facebook with a statement about the incident:
I was literally harassed and kicked out of the Bellair mall in Mobile, AL today because of what I’m wearing. Apparently grown men couldnt contain themselves so I get kicked out.
Security officer J. Mathis initiated that he was looking at my ass cheeks and it was a problem. Dont look at my ass then theres a thought?
As well security officer Davis and head of security Jim chavis were extremely rude and completely unprofessional about the situation. I told them i have bigger thighs and its just to hot for jeans that I cant help they ride up a bit. It doesnt bother me then it shouldnt bother you.
They went as far as to threaten to call a police officer. From what i seen today everyone had short shorties on. I mean come on its August and 100° outside. I dont know why i was pinpointed.
Im just disgusted with the behavior of all these people. I was just having a good time trying to look around. Everyone can share this. This whole incident has made me embarrassed.
The Shoppes at Bel Air defended its actions in a statement to WFLA:
Given the high degree of importance we place on maintaining a family-friendly shopping environment, our policy requires all of our customers to dress in a manner that reflects our code of conduct. Anyone who violates this policy will be asked to change or to leave the premises.