Géant Casino apologized to a customer of one of its stores in the Var, who was refused entry by the security guard because of a cleavage.
Forbidden to shop because of a cleavage. This is the mishap that happened to Marion. On July 31, the 25-year-old mother went to a Casino store to buy diapers for her baby, in Six-Fours-les-Plages, in the Var. She showed up in a tank top with a hole in the middle of the chest and a skirt. An outfit that earned him to be turned away from the store by the security guard. “I have a skirt that reaches the knees, a fairly long T-shirt. When he came back, the gentleman said to me: “no in that outfit, it’s not possible, you need correct outfit”. All the customers started to look at me. I got upset, I started to cry a little and I went home. I arrived home crying like a baby. A situation like this had never happened to me, ”she explained to RTL, judging to have been “belittled”. “We are women, we are in France. We are free to dress as we wish ”. In «Var-Matin», she added that she had “never felt so humiliated”.
– Var-matin (@Var_Matin) August 5, 2020
“We understand that these facts could have been hurtful”, reacts Géant Casino
Marion’s story outraged social media users, and the hashtag, “#JeKiffeMonDecollete” was used on Twitter by women posting photos of their own cleavage to show their support. Faced with the enthusiasm generated by this story, Géant Casino apologized on Twitter, denouncing an “intolerable attitude” on the side of the vigil who is not representative of the “values” defended by the sign. “We are committed to fighting all types of discrimination. The signature “Casino, nurturing a world of diversity” testifies to this, “he added. “We understand that these facts could have been hurtful and we renew our apologies to the client. The person in charge of the security company Protectim also wishes to personally address his apologies to the client ”.
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– Géant Casino (@geant_casino) August 6, 2020
According to RTL, the Six-Fours-les-Plages store offered a voucher to the young woman to be forgiven for what the hypermarket chain described as “an incident”. A voucher that she refused.