Madelyn Sheaffer is too sexy for the local water park. Sheaffer, a 43-year-old native of Independence, Missouri, was kicked out of a pool at the Adventure Oasis Water Park because her string bikini was deemed inappropriate. Sheaffer has accused the water park of discrimination because of her big boobs and fuller figure.
Sheaffer went to the water park last week with four other family members for a fun day out. When she got into the pool with her niece and nephew, water park staff told she had to put on shorts or leave the facility. Sheaffer asked the supervisor to call the police so she could file a complaint, but when cops arrived at the scene, they escorted her off the premises.
"I just felt like I was singled out," Sheaffer told41Action News. "I felt like it was both age and body discrimination, and I felt like I could look around me and see a handful of other girls half my age, wearing the same size swimming suit and not being singled out and told to put on clothes or leave."
The middle-aged bikini enthusiast said she never had the courage to wear such sexy swimwear until just a few years ago, which made being thrown out of the water park especially painful for her. "I'm a 43-year-old woman who did not have the confidence or the body to put on a bikini until I was 40 years old," said Sheaffer. "I will not be discriminated against because I look too good in one."
Sheaffer later took to her Facebook page and said that the police sympathized with her, but had to do their job. She claimed the police told her, "'We can't actually say anything, but I hope from the expression on our face, you can tell how we feel.' They were compassionate. They too, thought it was ridiculous."
Officials at the water park had no comment on the incident, and the assistant of the City Manager said they relied on the judgment of water park officials.
Of course, water parks aren't the only establishments to declare string bikinis inappropriate; in July 2011, a woman was kicked out of a Wal-Mart in Eugene, Oregon, for wearing a string bikini top and short-shorts inside.