See update at the end of this post.
|Meranda Carter/OC Weekly|ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 19, 12:32 P.M.
: The monsters at Knott's Scary Farm
are paid to spook and frighten--not heckle and harass.
A guest named Nicole Cramer claims she had a "traumatizing experience" on Wednesday night when she and her three girlfriends friends were bullied by cast members for being overweight. The 31-year-old Santa Ana resident said one male employee dressed as a green witch remarked, "Why don't you go back to Jenny Craig?" Then, she said, another monster dressed as a hunchback pig circled around her while snorting.
Cramer said she talked to a manager about the incident, but he did not take down any information.
"It was really extreme," says Cramer, who was at the Buena Park theme park as part of Knott's Scary Farm's Scion Night. "This is not what people are paying for, to be insulted all night.
Since she posted her experience on the Knott's Scary Farm Facebook page, Cramer said she has received messages from several other guests saying they were also harassed for their weight or sexuality. Her post has since been removed. A Knott's representative could not be immediately reached.
"It's like, you're bullied as a kid and now you have to be bullied as an adult, too?" she said. "When did this become acceptable?"
Read her full complaint and Knott's response on the next page.