Church employee confronts young woman in bathroom: ‘You’re too fat to wear those shorts’

A young woman is on the receiving end of an outpouring of support after a video she posted to Twitter went viral, showing an employee of her church follow her into the bathroom to shame her about her weight.

The encounter, which took place at Swansboro United Methodist Church in North Carolina, showed the woman following Twitter user “Jenna” into the bathroom to warn her not to return to the church stage in the shorts she was wearing.

“This woman followed me into the bathroom and attacked me calling me fat and that I couldn’t wear jean shorts because I was too fat,” Jenna wrote in her Twitter post that included the video.

“So you’re sitting here calling me fat?” Jenna says to the woman, who was wearing a name tag identifying herself as “Bonnie.”

“Oh you don’t think you are?” Bonnie shot back.

“I f***ing love who I am!” Jenna yelled, bursting into tears. “Get the f*** out of my face.”

“Don’t swear at me like that again… don’t come back on that stage with those shorts. I’m warning you,” Bonnie says.

“Who are you? Who are you to tell me what I’m supposed to do?” Jenna yelled, her voice shaking with emotion. “No. Get the f*** out of my face. Get out. I am 19 years old and I can do whatever I want!”

“Really?” Bonnie replied. “Try it.”

In a series of tweets, which have since gone viral, Jenna added more context to the incident.

Jenna later posted an update, saying than the church pastor promised that a confrontation like the one she experienced will never happen again.

As of this writing, the video has been viewed almost 4 million times.

Click here to view Jenna’s entire Twitter thread regarding the incident.

Featured image via screen grab

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.