A young woman was kicked out of a shopping center for ‘breaking the law’ by showing her midriff.
Madison Green, 20, was buying groceries for her grandmother at Dalby Shoppingworld in the Western Downs region of south-east Queensland when she was confronted by a female security guard who ordered her to leave.
Footage of the confrontation showed the security guard telling Ms Green that she could see her stomach because of the black top she was wearing.
“What is your problem?” a confused Ms Green is heard asking.
“I can see your stomach,” the security guard shot back.
Madison Green (pictured left) was confronted about her outfit by a security guard (pictured right) at a mall
Ms Green demanded answers.
“Why is there a shop here that sells such clothes, but I can’t wear them here?” she pointed out
The security guard responded by saying she should wear clothes that cover her midriff.
“Any clothes that cover your entire stomach,” she said.
When asked by a man heard on camera why this was the case, the security guard said: ‘Because it is the law.’
Ms Green pointed out another woman in the clip who walked past wearing a sports top that also showed off her upper body.
“She’s not wearing a top,” Ms Green exclaimed.
The security guard claimed she saw Ms Green first.
“You’re a smart ‘a*** and now you can leave,” she said.
The security guard was then seen following Ms Green to a Woolworths supermarket.
Ms Green claims that the security guard also threatened to call the police and ban her from the shopping centre.
The ‘intimidating’ ordeal left Ms Green ‘irritated’ and shaken and she has since complained about the incident to shopping management.
“I know for a fact that I’m allowed to wear this stuff, it’s 2024, I don’t see any problem with that,” she told Nine News
Ms Green (pictured) said she raised the matter with the management of the shopping center after the incident
A spokesperson for Dalby Shoppingworld confirmed that Ms Green had not broken any dress codes.
“Centre management has apologized to the patron and has been in discussions with the contracted security company requesting that they review their procedures to ensure their staff have appropriate training,” the spokesperson said.
“This security officer in question will not be assigned to Dalby Shoppingworld in the future.”
USA Online Post Australia has contacted Dalby Shoppingworld for further comment.
Ms Green was at the Dalby Shoppingworld shopping center (pictured) buying groceries for her grandmother when she was confronted