This Woman Was Body Shamed for Wearing a Perfectly Normal Tank Top to the Gym


No one should be shamed for what they wear while exercising. It’s hard enough to muster the motivation to yank on workout clothes and actually head to the gym.

But that’s exactly what happened to Jenna Vecchio. (Unfortunately, she wasn’t the first person to be publicly shamed in a gym this week.) A supervisor at Movati Athletic in Ottawa, Canada, said her tank top made fellow gym goers and staff uncomfortable because it was too revealing. The crazy thing? Her black tank top looked like every other racerback tank you’ve seen. Check it out for yourself:

Body Image: Jenna Vecchio Facebook Photos

Photos: Jenna Vecchio/Facebook

Vecchio was rightfully outraged and posted this message on Facebook:

I am a member of Movati Athletic Club in Orleans, ON. Today I was instructed by a supervisor at the club that my tank top was inappropriate dress and is offensive to both the staff and other members. That at Movati they have a dress code stating only appropriate gym attire and modest clothing is to be worn. I will start by saying my tank top was no different than many other women’s tank tops at the club, except my chest size is much larger in appearance in comparison to my frame than many of the other women. After asking every woman …

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