Plus-size TikTok star Remi Bader, 26, SLAMS Hamptons ranch after she was ‘made to leave’ influencer horseback riding session because she ‘weighed TOO MUCH’ – before being branded a ‘fat b***h’ by owner’s son online
- Remi revealed in a TikTok video that she was turned away from an influencer event at Deep Hollow Ranch for ‘weighing more than 240lbs’
- The 26-year-old, who is known for her realistic clothing haul videos, later revealed that the ranch owner’s son had branded her a ‘fat b***h’ in his response
- While addressing the scandal, Remi explained that the New York-based ranch did not ‘advertise’ their weight policy on their website
- Following her initial post, the owner’s son duetted her adding that ‘when she’s not a fat b**** she can ride at Deep Hollow Ranch’
- Hampton Water wine, which organized the weekend released a statement saying they were ‘outraged’ by the events that took place
- Deep Hollow Ranch responded to the TikTok by posting an apology on its Facebook claiming it ‘does not condone or agree’ with the responses made
- Remi has remained candid about her self-image struggles added that these situations make it a greater challenge
Plus-sized influencer Remi Bader, 26, has slammed a ranch in the Hamptons after she was turned away for ‘weighing too much’ – before the owner’s son branded her a ‘fat b****’ on social media.
Remi – who earned viral fame with on TikTok by posting ‘realistic clothing hauls’ and try-ons – visited Deep Hollow Ranch in Montauk, New York, while attending a press trip for Jon Bon Voji’s rosé Hampton Water this past weekend.
But while much of the images and videos posted on social media by her fellow influencers showed a giggling group of social media stars living the high-life in the exclusive Long Island area, Remi later revealed that a heartbreaking reality behind the glossy Instagram-ed experiences of the other attendees.
The online star shared her experiences on TikTok, where she posted a video claiming that Deep Hollow Ranch – which charges $250 plus 22 per cent gratuity for a 30-minute riding session for a family of four – had turned her away from a horseback riding session ‘because she weighed over 240[lbs]’.
To add insult to injury, Remi later revealed that the ranch owner’s son, Brody Keogh, had posted a video in response to her post, in which he branded her a ‘fat b***h’, saying: ‘When you’re not a fat b**** you can ride at Deep Hollow Ranch.’
Remi Bader, 26, was turned away from a ranch while on an influencer trip in the Hamptons and called a ‘fat b****’ by the owner’s son
Remi took to TikTok to share how she was turned away from a New York ranch for weighing ‘over 240’
After the TikToker’s initial post, the owner of the ranch’s son duetted her saying ‘when you’re not a fat b**** you can ride at Deep Hollow Ranch’
Remi has struggled with body issues saying, ‘things are getting worse for me [with] how I feel about myself, my body, my confidence’
Remi was at Deep Hollow Ranch for an influencer event organized by Hampton Water Wine
While the response video has since been deleted, Remi re-shared the video on her own account saying: ‘Imagine this being Deep Hollow Ranch’s response to your experience.’
This event comes just one month after Remi began her treatment for binge eating disorder.
Remi shared a follow up post on her Instagram story claiming she’d never want to hurt a small business, however was disappointed in her the way she was treated.
‘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 wrote on her Instagram story.
Remi added that it was ‘made very clear that they did not want me there because of my weight and that’s disappointing.’
In a response statement posted to their Facebook, Deep Hollow Ranch said ‘a teenage employee posted a response that in no way represents nor is aligned with the views that the owners of the ranch hold. 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.’
Bader, who has more than 2.1 million TikTok followers, debated going away for binge eating disorder treatment but decided an outpatient program was the best option for her right now
Following the video, Hampton Water posted a statement saying they were ‘outraged’ at the events
Remi was on the trip with other influencers who stayed at the ranch while Remi was forced to leave
The ranch’s blog includes a chart on how much weight a horse can carry, showing the smallest horse can carry a 105 pound person, while the largest carries a 300 pound person at 15%
Remi is famous for her realistic clothing hauls, and said she will continue to make videos while she is in treatment
Deep Hollow Ranch also issued an apology following the ‘teenage employee’s’ comments adding that they ‘apologize to anyone who this offended’
The ranch has since come under fire with their Facebook post receiving over 400 comments all voicing how ‘disgusting’ the events that took place were.
Hampton Water, which had organized the weekend at Deep Hollow Ranch for the influencers has commented on the situation, saying they are, ‘outraged at the events that took place at Deep Hollow Ranch and their treatment of our good friend, Remi Bader. The Hampton Water team and our third-party vendors were not made aware of the ranches’ policies prior to the event and we would never put anyone in a situation to feel uncomfortable.’
‘We will not work with Deep Hollow Ranch again and do not condone any of the events that followed. Inclusivity and kindness are rooted in Hampton Water’s foundation. We want to offer our deepest apologies to Remi,’ Jesse Bongiovi, Co-founder of Hampton Water Wine said in statement posted to their Twitter.
The New York ranch has two websites, one of which is a blog linked on their Facebook that shares the amount of weight a horse can carry.
The horse guide shares that a rider ‘should not be more than 15% of the horses weight,’ as well as a chart outlining the how much weight horses from 700 to 2,000 pounds can carry.
Users have taken to the ranch’s website and social media to comment on the events that took place, with most of them advocating for their son to be fired and calling the event ‘disgusting’
The chart notes that smallest weighing horse, weighing in at 700 pounds, can carry a 105 pound person, while the largest horse, weighing in at 2,000 pounds can carry a 300 pound person.
The blog also includes a list for the best horses for ‘plus-sized riders.’
The ranch’s main website however, doesn’t include any information on how much a person should weigh to ride a horse, only information on the services offered at the ranch.
Reviews of the ranch have plummeted since the incident with people sharing their opinions on both their Yelp and their website.
One user commented, ‘Your decision to fat shame a customer and use hateful misogynistic slurs says who you are as a company.’
While another added, ‘Take Deep Hollow Ranch down.’
Remi was on a trip with multiple other influencers, including, Brooks Nader, Ella Rose, Jijordyn, Kit Kennan, Ruby Saracino and Agnes Kudokis.
When Remi was turned away none of her influencer ‘friends’ left with her, instead they chose to allow Remi to leave alone.
The TikToker has said in multiple video’s that she will never understand why her ‘size could actually bother someone so much.’