Nail Salon Allegedly Charges Overweight Customers Extra for Pedicures

A Tennessee nail salon is under fire for allegedly putting up a sign saying that larger customers must pay more for pedicures.

A Tennessee nail salon is under fire for allegedly putting up a sign saying that larger customers must pay more for pedicures."Sorry but if you are overweight pedicures will be $45 due to service fees for pedicurists. Thank you! reads a sign posted

Netizens are up in arms against a Vietnamese-owned nail salon after it placed a derogatory sign targeting obese people.

The sign, posted on Facebook by Deshania Ferguson, reads, "Sorry, but if you are overweight, pedicures will be $45 due to service fees for pedicurists".

He said damage to salon chairs caused by them had cost his business more than US$2000.

Rose Nails, a shop located in Memphis, Tenessee, had allegedly put up a sign demanding more pay from heavier customers for their services.

Since the picture was posted Saturday it's been shared more than 500 times, with many women across the city expressing shock. "Just wow", one person commented on the Facebook post. "Federal and state violations, fines and lawsuits are permanent!"

A local Tennessee station, WREG, had more luck and spoke to the owner, Son Nguyen in person.

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The salon owner, Son Nguyen, denied the allegations, even with photographic evidence showing the sign next to other posters still present at his establishment.

Ferguson says Rose Nails, where she visited, normally charges up to $30 for a pedicure. He said that the photo "could be anywhere" except his salon. Nguyen, for his part, told WREG's Arthur that the only extra charge Rose Nails levies is an additional $5 for male customers, as they don't come to the salon as often as female customers do.

He claimed that two chairs had been broken, costing between $2,000 and $2,500, because of overweight clients. The sign is now nowhere to be seen in the salon.

The alleged nail salon fat shaming case in Memphis isn't without precedent.

A Starbucks customer recently claimed she had been labelled "fat" by an employee who wrote on her cup.

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