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Teen Says Clerk Asked Her To Leave Store Over Her Weight

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A 14-year-old girl in Oregon says she was asked to leave a store because of her heavy weight.

Shelby Buster was in the Rue 21 store in Eugene, shopping for the first time without her mother.

She and her friends walked into the store when the women behind the counter allegedly told her she was too big to be shopping there.

Embarrassed, the group left the store.

"Me and my friend were walking around the mall for spending my birthday money, and my mom was sitting in the food court," Shelby said. "I walked in, and the lady at the front counter said, 'Hey, you're too big to be in this store, I need you to leave.'"

The teenager described what happened next: "And so she checked out, and we walked back. And my mom came back to talk to them, and they're like, 'Oh, we're so sorry.'"

"Seriously that's disrespectful and rude. Just because I'm bigger than you guys are, I'm not a 14 or smaller, it makes no sense why they would do that," Shelby said. "It just made no sense to me, and they should just have more respect just to refrain from insulting people like me and stuff."

Rue 21's district manager says they're aware of the situation, and they're pulling the store's video footage from Saturday afternoon.

The company says they do not tolerate discrimination and is looking into the incident.

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