This All-Naked Restaurant Wanted To Enforce A Weight Limit For Its Customers
The Amrita, a Japanese restaurant set to open in August, has made some serious adjustments to its all-naked dining experience following backlash about its body-shaming policies, according to Grub Street.
The Tokyo restaurant -- where, yes, everyone is indeed naked -- was originally a place only for the young, thin and smooth-skinned. The maximum age was 59, tattoos were prohibited and diners' weight could not exceed 30 pounds above the average for their height.
But how would they know how much you weigh? THEY WERE GOING TO CHECK. On a scale. If your figure looked sub-par and you fell above your weight limit, you'd be shown the boot.
Plus, you have to pay for your experience -- which will be at least $112 -- ahead of time. You just had your weight publicly criticized by a hostess, but still no refunds.
People, oddly enough, aren't fond of ageism and fat-shaming, so The Amrita's original idea didn't last.
The joint posted a revised door policy stating anyone from ages 20 to 120 would be admitted, according to The Telegraph. They did away completely with the scales and weight restrictions. There was really no getting around that. No guarantees that they won't look at you funny if they don't like your figure, though.
Tattoos, however, are still not OK.
It seems that all else, such as the all-male, G-string-wearing wait staff boasting "the world's most beautiful bodies," will remain according to plan.
Those eating at the Amrita (which is Sanskrit for "immortality") can find comfort in paper underpants, provided by the restaurant to keep things squeaky clean. While eating an all-organic meal, they will be entertained not only by the "muscle waiters," but by a dance performance featuring American and European male models.
Despite backlash, the pop-up restaurant's opening night is sold out, and its creators have revealed plans to open it in two other cities.