This sounds like a case for Ellen DeGeneres, and Hannah Pewee sounds like a perfect upcoming guest on The Ellen Show. That’s because the Facebook page of Hannah Pewee is getting plenty of attention, ever since Hannah wrote that she was feeling angry at Woodland Mall, in a viral Facebook post from June 10, at 3:03 p.m. As seen in the below photo, Hannah posted a photo of herself and the Finding Dory tank top that she says she was wearing when security approached her at Woodland Mall and asked her to leave. With the hopeful “Just Keep Swimming” tank top and a pair of blue cutoff shorts being donned by Pewee, Hannah wrote that she was flabbergasted in the 90-degree heat when her shorts and tank top ensemble got her kicked out of the Woodland Mall because of some anonymous person complaining about how she was dressed.
Instead of confronting Hanna directly, the person reportedly approached mall security and had Hannah removed. Pewee wrote that plenty of other girls directly around her were dressed in similar attire. Hannah wrote that she was so angry she nearly cried and that she was shaking when she wrote the post. Writing that Woodland Mall should be ashamed of themselves, Hannah also criticized the person who anonymously complained about Hannah wearing a tank top and shorts in such hot weather.
Hannah decried the slut-shaming that left her feeling embarrassed. However, Hannah is receiving plenty of sympathetic comments on Facebook, with folks saying they see people dressed a lot more provocatively than the outfit Hannah wore to the mall. For their part, Woodland Mall bit the bullet and wrote an apology in a comment to Hannah on June 11, at 8:35 p.m, admitting that they dropped the ball on having Hannah kicked out of the mall.
“Hi Jessica, we have apologized to Hannah and we apologize to our community. It is never our intention to shame or embarrass anyone. We’re going to make sure that everyone on our team is aware of how to handle situations like this in the future. We dropped the ball on this one.”
Hannah also received another Facebook comment from Woodland Mall on June 11, at 1:12 p.m., with the mall writing that they sent Hannah an email and that they apologized and that they didn’t intend to embarrass Hannah. Woodland Mall claims they are working on fixing their training process so what happened to Hannah won’t happen to others at Woodland Mall.
However, some Facebook users are calling foul on Woodland Mall, stating that in the area that the mall resides, clothing isn’t necessarily the issue, but concern over skin color could be. One woman wrote that she had similar problems in the area when she wore jeans and a hoodie.
Another Facebook user wrote a post on June 10, at 11:41 p.m., stating that she witnessed Hannah getting kicked out of Starbucks, by not only a mall cop but a local police officer as well.
“I was at Starbucks with you in line waiting for our drinks when I saw the mall cop and the regular cop come up to you. You were in no way dressed inappropriately! I’m so sorry this happened.”
On Facebook, Hannah is receiving comments that state women should come to Woodland Mall dressed just like Hannah in a Finding Dory tank top and shorts to protest the slut-shaming treatment Hannah received.
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