A teen girl was told to sit in the back row at a filming of American Idol last week because she was ‘too big, too heavy’, reports Radar Online. Ashley Kauffman, 19, of Riverside, CA, said that she and five of her girlfriends got free tickets to attend the filming, but while three of her friends got front row seats..
She was told, ‘Oh no, you’re just too big, too heavy to be in front‘ and then by a second staffer ‘this makes sense why you’re not with the skinny girls. You’re in the last row.’ Her father said: ‘She called me crying and saying ‘I can’t believe I didn’t get to sit with my friends.’ I told her to try to make the best of the rest of the evening, but I thought about it and told her to get it on the website..
They can’t do that to you.‘ Also, her weight gain is due to MEDICAL issues and not because she’s an ‘outrageous eater. At 14, she gained weight because she had medical problems. They put her on medicine and it caused her to gain weight.. she’s not obese.
They tried her on medicine & ended up doing surgery eliminating the problem. She got teased in school. What Idol did is like bullying.. she’s been through a lot. It’s been two years since she had a soda and she’s not an outrageous eater.’