A former Hooter employee is speaking out on social media against Hooters’ uniform that takes too much strain to put on.
The new dress code was introduced last year which prompted some waitresses to post about it on TikTok.
“So, this is what I’m supposed to be wearing… and I hate it,” 22-year-old Hooters bartender Kirsten Songer said while posting a before-and-after clip on the platform.
Now, a former Hooter employee and content creator Jade Amber recorded the nearly 45-second process of her putting on her Hooters shirt. She recorded the struggle in putting on the uniform and posted it on TikTok which immediately went viral.
“I was going to put a sound over this but no. LISTEN TO ME BEING WINDED FROM PUTTING MY FREAKIN SHIRT ON.”
More details of this story from The Sun:
Her constricting uniform consisted of black mini shorts and sheer nude tights as well as a snug long-sleeve shirt with a wide plunging neckline.
With her arms already in the sleeves, Jade shakily put her head through the neckline and stretched her arms to get the fabric over her shoulders.
She then shakily tugged down the shirt over her breasts and stomach before letting out a heavy breath.
The shirt’s neckline awkwardly stretched towards her armpits, leaving her bra straps exposed. It also only landed above Jade’s exposed belly button.
Again, she began tugging down the bottom of the shirt before adjusting the neckline to try to cover her bra.
Jade then partially flipped over her shorts’ waistband, revealing her tights.
As she pulled the tight fabric even further down, Jade panted. The text, “I was winded,” popped up on the screen.
The Hooters employee tugged at the neckline and hemline of the shirt again before tucking it into her shorts.
“And that’s how we get our shirts on,”Jade said, sounding winded while posing and throwing up peace signs.
According to The Sun, folks online were shocked by the tiny and constricting uniform.
“Idk how much y’all get paid but i doubt it’s enough,” one commenter wrote.
Many people said they would immediately start sweating through the shirt and imagined it feeling claustrophobic.
“OMG imagine taking that off after sweating all day?” another person inquired about the further strain for a Hooters employee to remove their uniform.
Although Hooters already updated its employee’s uniforms, they continue to receive backlash from people because they are just as tiny and controversial as the previous ones.