This is one of those stories that turns out to not be quite what you think it would be.
A woman goes to a spa and wants to get a massage but she is turned down because the owner says she is too fat and could break the table. She gets upset and there is tons of media coverage.
The reasonable conclusion most of us would reach is that the woman must have weighed hundreds of pounds and the owner, while perhaps not the most sensitive person around, had reasonable concerns about customer safety and lawsuits.
Well the woman in question is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 250 lbs.
Certainly large for a woman but hardly excessively fat. Indeed many male customers would likely weigh in that range. In addition she is an athlete who just ran a half marathon the day before the incident.
It leads one to wonder if this guy has balsa wood tables at his spa.
I am not one to favor lawsuits every time someones feelings are hurt but this is one case where it might be justified.
Either way the guy is going to get a ton of bad press (and rightly so).
Maybe he can invest in a big boy table or two.
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