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The sign was posted to Facebook last Saturday but the salon is now denying that it was ever
Ferguson expressed in her Facebookpost that the sign from Rose Nails was downright offensive.
"Sorry, but if you are overweight, pedicures will be $45 due to service fees for the pedicurists". The salon put up a sign on its gate, which noted that plus-sized people had to pay extra for a pedicure.
Rose nails usually charges up to $30 for pedicures, according to local reports. However, the sign stated that it will charge $45 for overweight clients as service fees for pedicurists.
In the past week, Ferguson's post has been shared more than 500 times, and has gotten more than 70 comments, majority from angry women accusing the nail salon of fat shaming and discriminating against overweight customers.
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"So rude", said Deshania Ferguson, who published the image.
When WREG went to the salon to ask about the photo, owner Son Nguyen repeatedly denied the sign was ever up in his business.
"That's discrimination. they can get sued for that", said one commenter. 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.
But he also told the station he has chose to stop serving obese patrons because it is hard to give them pedicures. He said that the photo "could be anywhere" except his salon.
He also claims that there have been two chairs broken as a result of larger people coming into the salon, which has cost him up to $2,500.
"What is the difference from a "normal" weighted 210 pound man and a woman with more curves that weighs about the same?"
A nail salon in Tennessee is now facing severe criticism and backlash after posting a sign on its door saying that heavier customers will be charged more for pedicures.
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