A TikToker is claiming that she was told to leave a beach because of her bikini.
A confrontation like this is nothing new — last summer, police in France made waves after “awkwardly” asking women to cover up on a beach, while Myrtle Beach police detained a beachgoer for her “offensive” swimwear.
Savannah Sims shared the story — which she called her “worst experience” — on April 10, and it quickly racked up over 1 million views. Sims said she was on a beach in Hawaii when a woman left her children and significant other to scold Sims’ bathing suit choice.
“This family sits kinda close to me and the mom starts saying to her boyfriend, ‘No, I can’t have that, that’s not OK with me,'” Sims said in the video. “I look up and she’s looking at me, so I ask if there’s an issue and she says she doesn’t want to see my butt and ‘lady parts.'”
Sims said she tried to compromise with the woman because she didn’t want to embarrass her kids or make them uncomfortable. However, the woman just asked her to leave.
“She wanted me to leave, I was in her way,” Sims continued. “So I got up and left … [It] ruined my day.”
“Why didn’t you stay?” one commenter asked.
“She was very hostile and I was alone,” Sims replied. “I didn’t know how she would react if I stayed.”
In a follow-up video, Sims said that she saw the woman wearing a thong bikini herself.
“Which is totally fine,” she said about wearing the bikini style. “But to call me out and take off your skirt and be wearing a g-string, either she’s a hypocrite or it wasn’t about what I was wearing.”
“It’s a beach. What does she expect?” one commenter said.
“Don’t let people like this impact your day!” another added. “It’s not worth it.”
“It had nothing to do with you or her kids,” another speculated. “[It’s] about her insecurities.”
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