26-year-old Remi Bader was turned away from an influencer’s event for weighing too much to ride a horse.
Bader, a popular influencer on TikTok and Instagram and known for her realistic videos and self-image struggles, said that the owners invited her to the event at the Deep Hollow Ranch in Montauk and later mistreated her by saying she was overweight for riding their horses.
She called out the ranch on TikTok and said the incident was very embarrassing for her.
“Shoutout to Deep Hollow Ranch in Montauk for making me leave because I weigh over 240,” she wrote on a video clip on her TikTok account.
She also said that the weight limit or any such rule was not mentioned in their advertisement. She also revealed that the ranch owner’s son called her a fat b**** on social media and said,
“When you’re not a fat b****, you can ride at Deep Hollow Ranch.”
Brody Keogh, the ranch owner’s son, duetted Remi’s video and posted the response on his TikTok, which he later deleted. But Remi shared his video on her account and said,
“Imagine this being Deep Hollow Ranch’s response to your experience.”
“I don’t really need any opinions on this one,” Bader’s comment read. “It’s the fact of how it wasn’t advertised and how poorly it was handled. This was my experience, not yours.”
Bordy Keogh deleted his response video, and the ranch business issued an apology on their Facebook page, saying they do not condone the employee’s now-deleted video.
“It has come to our attention that a TikTok video was posted regarding the ranch and a teenage employee posted a response that in no way represents nor is aligned with the views that the owners of the ranch hold,” the statement read.
“We would like to apologize to anyone who this offended, and we do not condone or agree with any part of that employee’s video.”
Remi’s video on TikTok received thousands of views and comments where the majority bashed the ranch business owner and his son for being completely unprofessional.
In a statement to People Magazine, the model said that she would never want to take down a small business by publicly slamming them, but she had to call out the ranch business because it was necessary.
“I posted for a reason, and that’s not because of me being denied to ride the horses. I get it, some places have weight requirements and I’d never want to hurt the horses, but it was the way I was spoken to and laughed at by the owner and the way I was treated overall.”
She added, “What I experienced in person was only supported later by the owner’s son’s video, who made very clear that they did not want me there because of my weight and that is truly disappointing. In addition, I just want to say that Hampton Water was nothing but super supportive, and felt terrible about the whole thing, and believe me.. You’d know if I didn’t feel that way. They are not at fault,”