Despite scorching temperatures hitting 32C while shopping yesterday, the public relations manager said the staff member went on to tell her that a complaint had been made about her outfit.
Speaking to Twitter angry at the incident, Lauren said, “I’m so angry right now.
“I just got approached by a @sansburys staff member in the Staines store to ‘drop my t-shirt.’
“An elderly man commented to a member of staff who felt compelled to come and tell me while I was shopping.
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“It’s 32 degrees. If I want to wear shorts, I will. ”
Lauren then shared a photo of her outfit consisting of relaxed pink jersey shorts and a green and white striped tee.
Along with the image, she added a message saying, “For reference, this is my outfit. All I wanted was popsicles and I feel ashamed in the store. So disappointed. When are we going to stop telling women how to dress? Especially when topless men frequent supermarkets, which I very much doubt will be told to change [sic]».
“I’m so furious about it. When are we going to stop giving space to men who can’t stop being perverts? I’m so tired of having to defend my existence and my love of booty shorts! ‘. ”
Many social media users were horrified that someone took the time to complain about the outfit and that a member of staff followed.
One of them said, “It’s disgusting. Why do people like to give their unwarranted opinions? “.
Another jokingly wrote, “Please tell me you pulled your shirt all the way from the neckline to the waist.
Speaking to FEMAIL, Lauren said she was ‘humiliated’ by the incident that occurred as she walked into the store to buy popsicles to keep her mother cool in the scorching heat. .
She said: “I was at a loss for words that one, someone felt the need to comment on what I was wearing and tell a staff member.
“And b, that the staff member told me about it.” I was mortified. I wore a mask but can you imagine the color of my cheeks. ”
A Sainsbury’s spokesperson told FEMAIL: “We are talking to the store to understand what has happened and we would like to apologize to Lauren for any infringements caused. ”
Mirror Online has also reached out to Sainsbury’s for comment.