Mom Says She was Kicked Out of Six Flags Because Her Shorts Were Too Short
What started as a fun day at the park ended with a mother being booted for her shorts being too short.
Bailey Breedlove says she was kicked out of Oklahoma Six Flags for wearing shorts that were too short and the dramatic confrontation was caught on video.
Breedlove posted the video to her social media complaining that she was "body-shamed" and "terrified" over the incident that left her daughter in tears.
Hello. I was at your park and 4/30/21. My experience there was traumatizing. I purchased tickets and parking online which was a lot of money. My family an I were welcomed into your park just fine at 5 pm. We were having fun, enjoying rides and spending money on what we thought was going to be a great vacation spot in Oklahoma city. About 7 pm my daughter was yelled at by a park police officer for rolling down a hill on her heelies right next to me, I was holding her hand. Then she proceeded to follow me and grabbed my shoulder to turn me around and proceeded to tell me my shorts were ‘too short.’ I committed no crime and proceeded to walk to my boyfriend as I am autistic and have a hard time talking to officers. She followed me yelling and calling for backup. Then your incompetent manager showed up and began body shaming me. I was told I needed to go buy new shorts which I am not obligated to purchase anything I don’t want to. Then I was threatened with criminal trespassing when I agreed to buy new shorts so my family could enjoy their vacation. I was then pushed and escorted toward the entrance. Accepting this, we were about to leave and were blocked by your female officer from leaving and she pulled out her cuffs and demanded my ID. When we asked for probable cause their answer was ‘because they are the police.’ At this point we started recording so we do have video of the unlawful tactics. They wouldn’t provide us with badge numbers and I was terrified I was about to go to jail over a pair of shorts. Your officers had my 11 year old daughter crying hysterically thinking her mother was about to be arrested. Your policies are vague and confusing and the way you body shame and discriminate is unlawful. I paid a lot of money at your park for our family vacation and I believe I deserve a refund for the trauma caused to my family over a pair of shorts on a hot day. I will not be letting this go as this is 2021 and not middle school. The Oklahoma police department has been contacted as well as an attorney. I have a 5 year ban now but will not be returning to any of your parks if this is how you treat woman and law abiding citizens and visitors. You should be ashamed with yourselves.
Six Flags is singing a different tune, saying that Breedlove wasn't kicked out for her shorts but rather for her behavior toward park security guards. According to the park, the young mother was approached initially due to her shorts revealing part of her buttocks. They also claim she was given a chance to "change or cover up" and that the video she posted, doesn't tell the full story.
Disruptive or offensive behavior or the use of profanity or abusive language or gestures will not be tolerated and may result in a guest being removed from the park. The guest was initially stopped because her shorts exposed a significant portion of her buttocks. She was given multiple opportunities to change or cover up, but refused. Instead, she responded with profanity and offensive conduct, including further exposing her buttocks. The guest was removed from the park after she refused to stop her unruly and offensive behavior, targeted at the police and other park guests. The video clip this guest has posted on the internet does not fully portray her behavior during this incident.
Breedlove has gone viral over the incident, with many people defending her choice of wardrobe for the amusement park.
She posted an update on May 12, saying that she spoke with Oklahoma Police who "assured" her that the officer seen in the video clip was "NOT an Oklahoma city police officer. She says at this point, she just wants her money back and to let people know about the "policies" at Six Flags.
Speaking of policies, here is what Six Flags has to say when it comes to their dress code:
We want you to dress casually and comfortably, but in keeping with our family-friendly atmosphere, and for health and safety reasons, Six Flags America strictly enforces a dress code. Proper attire must be worn in the park at all times, including shirts and appropriate footwear. Clothing with rude, vulgar or offensive language or graphics is not permitted at any time (shirts cannot be turned inside out as a solution). Bathing suits may be worn only in Hurricane Harbor water park. Park admission may be denied if clothing is deemed by management to be inappropriate.
Based on what you see in the clip, was the mother out of line, or did the park cross the line. Check out the videos and tell us what you think.