According to McLean and Warmington, their four children, three boys and one girl, were wearing just bottoms at the local pool when a staff member approached them. They asked the girl, Marlee, age 8, how old she was and then requested that she put on a top. According to the pool’s public policy all girls over the age of four must wear a top at the pool.
Kevin Seawright says Marlee’s parents took to social media to discuss the incident, arguing that because Marlee is undeveloped she shouldn’t be made to wear a shirt if she doesn’t want to. Thousands have weighed in on the issue, with people seemingly divided over whether or not an 8-year-old girl should be topless in public.
Warmington and McLean argue that their child was embarrassed by the request, and they are calling for a change in the policy.