Hooters has reversed a policy that made overly revealing shorts an optional part of the employee uniform after facing serious backlash from social media. Employees took to TikTok to show off the new shorts, which are more akin to underwear, and called out Hooters for oversexualizing them and potentially putting them in danger in the workplace.
soooo hooters got new panties. i mean shorts. #fyp #boyaintnowayboy #hooterstiktok #hoot #fypシ #hooters
- The new “shorts” were a recent change to the uniform. Hooters only recently made the announcement, likely unaware of just how much controversy they were causing. While the establishment has always been known for playing up on women’s sexuality, many believed the changes went a step too far.
- Many employees went on TikTok to compare the old uniforms to the new ones. It was immediately clear that the new “shorts” removed any remaining sense of modesty and put basically everything on display. Many of the women were so uncomfortable that one employee claimed “half the Hooters girls want to quit.”
- Finally, the CEO of Hooters caught wind of the controversy. One employee received a personal response from the CEO and was told she could continue to wear her old shorts and that the new ones would be entirely optional and based on the women’s personal preferences.
- Of course, not everyone is against the change. A few waitresses have said they’re into the new look because they’ve made way more money in tips since wearing them. And Hooters itself backed the new shorts, saying, “These uniforms have been worn for months in several Texas markets and have received overwhelmingly favorable reviews from both Hooters Girls and customers.” They added that employees are able to “determine which style of shorts best fits their body style and personal image.”
love my job but dont love wearing undies to work ☠️ #hootersgirl @Kirsten 🙂
couldn’t have done it without all of you ❤️ #hootersgirl
what’s that supposed to fit?!? #hooterstiktok #hooter #hootersgirl #StudentSectionSauce