An Edmonton woman says she was fired from her job at plus-size retailer Addition Elle after referring to her customers as "fat." She was using the word not as an insult, but in the context of body positivity. The store, however, didn't see it that way.
She wrote about the ordeal in a Facebook post and shared her disappointment that the company saw the word "fat" as "a swear word."
She described on Twitter how taking back the "fat," a word that has been used to hurt people with bodies like hers, has been a positive force.
After reading Levitsky's story, other customers began leaving comments on Addition Elle's Facebook page saying she did not deserve to be fired.
On Tuesday, Addition Elle wrote that firing Levitsky was a mistake and that she was welcome to return to work.