UK mum and daughter 'outraged' after being asked to leave supermarket due to crop tops

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The pair said it was a "boiling hot day" so they "weren't going to go in wearing scarves and coats." Photo credit: Getty.

A UK mother and daughter have accused supermarket staff of being "sexist" after they were asked to leave for wearing crop tops. 

Chantell Humphreys and her 18-year-old daughter Isabelle told The Sun they felt "embarrassed" and "totally insulted" by staff at a Kent branch of UK supermarket chain Asda. 

"I was so upset at what happened. [We] walked past a staff member and got inside. She then turned around and came to us and said we'd have to leave," Humphreys recounted.

"She said what we were wearing was not allowed. I said 'this is ridiculous'. It was a boiling hot day. We weren't going to go in wearing scarves and coats."

Humphreys said a male manager came out and agreed the pair would have to leave.

"He said it's the same if a man came in with no top on. I was stunned... how can he compare the two?"

Humphreys and her daughter left the store in total embarrassment and said they would never return. 

In a statement to The Sun, a spokesperson for the supermarket stood by the statement. 

"We understand that with the warm weather some of our customers may be visiting the beach, however, we would ask them to consider other customers and dress appropriately when they shop," the spokesperson said.   

It's not the first time an establishment has asked a woman to leave for her "provocative" clothing. Last year a US woman revealed on social media the heartbreaking moment she was asked to leave her son's birthday party after a fellow customer complained about her crop top.