(PCM) Coldstone Creamery customers across the nation are rallying to show their support for a teen employee who was recently fat-shamed by an incredibly rude customer at her work place.
19-year old Justine Elwood works at the Coldstone Creamery location in Layton, Utah and was utterly shocked with a customer entered the store with her two young children and after placing their order proceeded to very harshly body-shame Elwood directly to her face.
As Elwood was serving the customer she very rudely said something along the lines of “If you eat too much ice cream, you’ll look like her” referencing Elwood’s weight to her children. Yeah, mother of the year goes to that one right there! (NOT!)
However, just body-shaming Elwood to her face was not enough for this customer. She had to take things a step further and put an incredibly offensive Yelp review of the Coldstone Creamery location further fat-shaming Elwood claiming she was “disgustingly obese” and that she made the customers “appetite disappear”.
The offending Yelp review has since been taken down, however not before Elwood’s mother was able to capture a screen shot of the posting. Since the story broke people all across the nation have been leaving comments to show their support for Elwood and leaving 5-star reviews of the Coldstone Creamery location.
The offending Yelp review read:
Coldstone has been one of our favorite places to go as a family and enjoy quality ice cream, specifically the Layton location. Unfortunately, I have had a specifically unsatisfying experience the last few times we have come into the store. One of their female employees Jessie? Jennifer? J something, although she does her job, and is very polite, instantly makes my appetite disappear. I understand the need to hire bias free, but when someones looks [sic] interfere with my experience at an establishment I can’t help but complain. As a mother I don’t like my children thinking they will look that way by eating too much ice cream.Overall a good establishment with fast service, and delightful treats. We love Coldstone, just not all the employees.
Here are a few of the supportive comments Elwood has been receiving online:
It is truly wonderful to see that people are still willing to stand-up for one another especially during the holiday season. We certainly feel Elwood is a beautiful young lady and needs to keep her head held high and ignore the ugliness of others.