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Woman Says She Wasn't Allowed In Spa Because Of Weight

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A woman in Texas claims she was kicked out of a nail salon for being too big for their $2,000 chairs.

According to Shawanna Thompson, a manager at the nail salon was worried that she would break the chair.

"It was very shocking and astonishing that someone would come and, out of the blue, exclaim that I was too big to get a pedicure," Shawanna Thompson said.

She then explained that she's been there before and sat in the chair without any problems, but still, she claims, they turned her away.

Now, she says she's never going back and just wants others to learn from this experience.

"You have a choice. You don't ever have to take any disrespect or discrimination lying down. You have to say something about it," she said.

As for the nail salon, they wouldn't comment on the incident. At a nearby nail salon, they have $1,500 chairs. The FOX reporter asked them if they have problems accommodating people of any shapes or sizes. They said definitely not.

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