Fallon Melillo is going viral on TikTok, and bringing into question the policies of a party "concierge" service in Miami with it.
Fallon, who's from San Antonio, Texas, was with friends in Miami, when they decided to rent a party bus to go to a pool party at a local club. But when booking the bus, Fallon noticed that ON THE EVENTBRITE PAGE, the company claims "Sorry, no big girls for the party! The doorman is very strict on appearance. If you have had problems getting into exclusive clubs before, then this is not for you! Please don't waste your time nor ours thinking that we can get you inside if you do not meet the qualifications."
After reaching out to Daer, the club hosting the pool party, it turns out that they have no policy of discriminating based on size. So this seems to be largely a party bus company trying to make sure that women they consider "hot" are using their service.
After the video went viral, the party bus company changed the event page to just say "Model look is encouraged," with a disclaimer that "as much as we would like to welcome everyone, admission to this exclusive event is very selective and we reserve the right to deny service."
So, who do you believe? The club that says they don't discriminate? Or the party bus service that claims they do?
After all, do you remember this scene from the movie Knocked Up? [NSFW Language}
It's a parody, but we've all been around clubs like that...especially in New York, LA, or Vegas. So is it crazy to think that the club really DOES keep bigger girls out of the club? Not defending the party bus here, because what they put on their Eventbrite page (even the modified one) is ludicrous...but they may not be altogether wrong. It's an unwritten rule at a lot of clubs that they want to maintain a certain "type" of clientele, and although they don't overtly discriminate based on looks, it does happen. And that's what Fallon is trying to prove. In fact, in an interview with Buzzfeed, she says "I would like companies and businesses to accept all shapes and sizes. The denial of plus-size people in public spaces is damaging to the mental health of bigger individuals."