Too fat to tan? Woman told she won't fit in tanning bed

April 23, 2013 (AKRON, Ohio)

Kelly McGrevey went to the local media with the story, and said since then she's been overwhelmed with support. And, she's gotten a refund from Aloha Tanning.

"I'm not really the person to stick up for yourself, anyways. That was like totally out of character for me to do that. I just want to say thank you to all my friends and my family, and all the people that I don't know that have been so supportive. All the Facebook messages that I've received, the phone calls that I've gotten, I just want to say thank you so much," McGrevey said.

Another Akron, Ohio, salon has offered McGrevey a month of free tanning.

"It's just disgusting. It's discrimination. I've busted an acrylic on the bed and I weigh 120 pounds. It really just depends where you put pressure at. Seventy dollars, it's a lot of money to somebody, and if it made her feel better that I could give her something, than I'd like to make her feel better. I think I'm going to take her up on that," Jackie Gamble, tanning salon owner, said.

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