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Popular Las Vegas food critic appears to body-shame tourist in Facebook post

Posted at 6:03 PM, Jun 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-30 21:29:14-04

A Facebook post from a popular Las Vegas food critic is getting him in trouble with some fans.

John Curtas took a picture of a woman sitting at the next table in the Strip restaurant Guy Savoy.

In the caption, he called her "Miss Leg-Tatts-Bulging-Out-Of-Her-Jean-Jorts," and said she ruined his first sip of wine.

Some loyal fans were put off by the apparent body-shaming.

 "To say 'bulging out,' she's a tourist for goodness sake," said Taj Ainlay, who commented his displeasure on Curtas' post. "We don't know why she's here, how she got here. Why give her a hard time?"

Curtas says he wasn't shaming the woman for her weight. He says he was shaming her for showing a lack of respect with her choice of outfit.

"This is a restaurant that costs hundreds of dollars to eat in," he said. "They had flip flops. It was just atrocious. I thought to myself their right to look like a slob ends where my appetite begins."

Curtas doesn't regret the post or its followup where he expresses appreciation that she left.

The issue of body shaming has made national news recently.

Last month, Playboy model Dani Mathers was sentenced for an illegal invasion of privacy.

Mathers had posted on Snapchat a picture of a naked woman in a gym locker room with the caption "If I can't unsee this then you can't either."

"I didn't have the intention of breaking the law," Mathers said in an interview with Good Morning America. "I just wasn't thinking."

Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman tweeted an incident where she was shamed last month.

Raisman wrote that she was uncomfortable when a male TSA agent commented that she didn't have big enough muscles to be a gymnast.