Utah Cold Stone employee who was harassed online sees support from around world

LAYTON, UTAH (KSL) – A Coldstone Creamery employee fat-shamed by a customer both inside her Layton, Utah ice cream shop and in an online Yelp review is receiving an outpouring of positive support.

Justine Elwood says the support has been overwhelming.

The review in question, posted last week on Yelp, started off complimenting the business and its product, before going off on Elwood about her weight.

“Unfortunately, I have had a specifically unsatisfying experience the last few times we have come into the store,” the reviewer wrote in a two-star review. “One of the female employees Jessie? Jennifer? J something, is disgustingly obese, and each time we come in, although she does her job, and is very polite, instantly makes my appetite disappear. I understand the need to hire bias free, but when someones [sic] looks interfere with my experience at an establishment [sic] I can’t help but complain. As a mother I don’t like my children thinking they will look that way by eating too much ice cream.

Guy Della Lucia, owner of the Cold Stone Creamery shop in Layton, responded to the review and defended his employee reports KSL.

“I’ll support my employees to the end,” he said. “They’re good kids. They work hard and do a good job for me.”

According to KSL there have been dozens of 5 star Yelp reviews showing support for Justine

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