A young woman has been expelled from a shopping center for ‘breaking the law’ by showing her abdomen.
Madison Green, 20, was buying groceries for her grandmother at Dalby Shoppingworld in the Western Downs region of southeast Queensland when she was confronted by a female security guard who ordered her to leave.
Footage of the confrontation showed the security guard telling Ms Green he could see her stomach because of the black crop top she was wearing.
‘What is your problem?’ A confused Mrs. Green is heard asking.
“I can see your stomach,” the security guard responds.
Madison Green (pictured left) was confronted by a security guard (pictured right) at a mall about her outfit.
Mrs. Green demanded answers.
‘How come there is a store here that sells clothes like this but I can’t wear them here?’ she pointed out
The security guard responded by saying that he needed to wear clothing that covered his abdomen.
“Any garment that covers the entire stomach,” he said.
When a man heard off-camera asked him why that was the case, the security guard responded, “Because that’s the law.”
Ms Green pointed out another woman in the clip walking by wearing a sports shirt and also showing her torso.
“He’s not wearing a shirt,” Mrs. Green exclaimed.
The security guard claimed that she saw Ms. Green first.
“You’re a smart idiot and now you can leave,” he said.
The security guard was then seen following Ms Green into a Woolworths supermarket.
Ms Green claims the security guard also threatened to call the police and ban her from the shopping centre.
The “intimidating” ordeal left Ms Green “upset” and shaken and she has since complained about the incident to shopping center management.
“I know for a fact that I can use this stuff, it’s 2024, I don’t see any problems at all,” he told Nine News.
Ms Green (pictured) said she raised the matter with shopping center management following the incident.
A spokesperson for Dalby Shoppingworld confirmed Ms Green did not breach any dress code.
“The management of the center has apologized to the client and has been in discussions with the contracted security company and has asked them to review their procedures to ensure their staff have appropriate training,” the spokesperson said.
“This particular security officer involved will not be assigned to Dalby Shoppingworld in the future.”
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Dalby Shoppingworld for further comment.
Ms Green was at Dalby Shoppingworld (pictured) to buy groceries for her grandmother when she was confronted.