Washington Teen Brittany Minder Claims She Was Denied Prom Entry Because of Her Large Breasts
A high school student in Washington state claims she was denied entry to her senior prom because her breasts are too large.
Brittany Minder, a senior at Central Kitsap High School in Silverdale, claims she was turned away from her big dance because of her big breasts. Her school’s dress code states that strapless dresses such as the one Minder drove all the way to Canada to purchase are allowed at prom, but they cannot reveal cleavage, midriff or lower back.
“In my opinion, I feel that it’s because I’m bigger chested and there is more cleavage than you can see, and there’s nothing I could really do about that,” Minder told KOMO.
School officials did allow Minder to enter the prom once she covered herself with a shawl. But the damage was done.
“I felt self-conscious and they took the magic out of the night,” Minder told KOMO. “It was tough being there after all that happened. I didn’t feel comfortable. I already had a blow to my self-esteem. I didn’t really want to be there anymore.”
Minder says she only stayed at the prom for about an hour.
“An important night of my life was ruined, and there’s no way I can gain that experience back,” she told KOMO.
Minder’s parents want her school to issue a public apology for the way their daughter was treated.
“All women are not created equal, and you cannot compare a golf ball to a grapefruit,” mom Kim Minder told KOMO, taking exception to the school rules.
“A girl like Brittany should not have to go to a dance in a burlap sack because she’s large busted,” father Gary Minder added.
In a statement to ABC News, Central Kitsap High School noted that “students must agree with the dress code by signing their name before they purchase a ticket.”
“If a student’s appearance does not meet the dress code, the staff help students to come up with a solution so they can still attend the school function,” the statement added.