Maltese Customer Threatens To Sue Sliema Outlet After Fat-Shaming Comments
He was allegedly told they only serve 'slim, good looking guys'
Noel Calleja went for a browse through Sliema's shopping centre at The Point on Saturday morning, and decided to check out some shirts in Pull&Bear he saw advertised in his size online. According Calleja, it all kicked off after he entered the store and asked salesman if they had a particular shirt in his size; a size large.
According to Calleja, the salesman then said, with an 'intentionally high enough volume' for all in the store to hear: "We only cater for good looking, slim guys."
Noel, clearly distraught after the ordeal, reported the inappropriate comment to the 44,000 strong on Are You Being Served? (Malta) - one of the island's top consumer report pages.
Comments flooded in with many different reactions to the whole thing.
Lovin Malta reached out to Pull&Bear, now in the midst of a heated scandal, and representatives from the Sliema branch stated that they are "gobsmacked this story is newsworthy". When asked if the salesperson had been sacked, they responded with a simple "We don't really want to comment on that."
"This is not the way things are done on our island," Noel Calleja told Lovin Malta. He then stated that Pull&Bear had essentially brushed the matter off with an impersonal, almost pre-scripted email from their Spanish headquarters, and was ignored entirely by manufacturers BigBon.
After these attempts were again pushed aside, Calleja started considering taking legal action, confirming that he had recordings to present as legitimate evidence in his forthcoming case against Pull&Bear (which he was advised not to release prior to his day in court).