Woman in one-piece told to 'cover up' at pool

Tori Jenkins was told to either cover up or leave her apartment's swimming complex.
Tori Jenkins was told to either cover up or leave her apartment's swimming complex. Photo credit: Facebook / Tyler Newman

A Tennessee woman has been kicked out of her apartment complex swimming pool after her one-piece swimsuit was deemed "too inappropriate" by staff.

Tyler Newman took to Facebook to explain his soon-to-be wife, Tori Jenkins, was asked to leave by a building manager in front of a group of her close friends, who claimed the complex had received complaints within minutes of their arrival.

Ms Jenkins was told she could either change her bathing suit, cover up with shorts or leave the pool - which they pay for to help maintain.

When Ms Jenkins later approached the building's leasing consultant to complain, Mr Newman says she was told the consultant "wouldn't want her own kids around Tori", and compared her togs to a thong.

"When Tori explained that yes, she does indeed have a larger butt than a lot of people, and that 95 percent of the things she wears ride up when she walks, the woman told Tori that a 'normal bathing suit covers your entire butt' and again deemed my fiancée’s body inappropriate."

Mr Newman also claims his fiancée was told there are a lot of teenage boys at the pool and she "doesn't need to excite them".

"I've never seen my fiancée embarrassed to the point where she can't even look her best friends in the face," Mr Newman says. "I've never seen her cry like she did in our apartment today. [I've] never seen her want to be isolated like that.

"Today my fiancée was told that she is less important than how men feel around her. That Tori is less important than a man's urges to be sexual towards her. I think she's the most beautiful woman in the world, but I also respect her. I would never make her or any other woman feel less than what she's worth because of her outfit or her looks. This is how rape culture continues to grow."

The post has gained more than 20,000 Facebook likes within three days, with thousands of comments in support.