Here’s All About Visiting Remi Bader’s Ranch
If you haven’t checked out one of his videos, let me introduce you to Remi Bader, a 26-year-old curvy model and TikToker with over 2 million followers.
Although widely known for her gritty shopping and fashion videos, Bader has also developed a community of viewers who know a more personal side of her:
In May, Bader was open and candid about her battle with binge eating disorder and signed up for an outpatient treatment program, saying, “Over the past few months I’ve started to feel that things are getting worse for me with how I feel about myself, my body, my confidence, and obviously a lot of that has to do with my binge eating…. To be honest, it’s gotten to a point where it doesn’t not improve.
That brings us to a few days ago, when the 26-year-old shared a video from a ranch with text overlaid saying, “Thank you Deep Hallow Ranch in Montauk, [New York] for kicking me out because I was over 240.”
Shortly after her video was posted, a teenage employee – who the ranch later confirmed was employed by them – shared a video of other people riding horses and saying, “When you’re not big bitch, you can ride Deep Hallow Ranch.”
Bader dubbed the teen’s video, writing, “Imagine this being Deep Hallow Ranch’s response to your experience.”
In response to the teenager’s video, Deep Hallow Ranch shared the following statement on Facebook: “It has come to our attention that a TikTok video has been posted regarding the ranch and a teenage employee has posted a response. which in no way represents or aligns with the views the ranch owners hold. We apologize to anyone who was offended and we do not condone or endorse any part of this employee’s video .
At the time of this report, Deep Hallow Ranch sets weight limits on its blog, where it says, “You should keep in mind that these animals begin to experience significant tension and pain when carrying a person weighing more than 20% of its weight.
“I don’t really need opinions on this one,” Bader said in response to commenters sharing the weight limits at the ranches they’ve been to. “It’s the fact that it was unadvertised and badly handled. It was my experience, not yours. … It was very embarrassing to be told I had to go on my own so that everyone should stay.”
In a statement to People, Bader said, “I really feel like every time I get into a better headspace and feel a boost of confidence, it closes in with experiences like this. It’s sad that other people’s words can do this, and I wish it didn’t affect me, but it’s become normal for me to have to come to terms with body shame and the daily experience of social media and in person, and it gets really exhausting. I’ll never understand why my height would actually bother someone so much. I really never will.
If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, the National Eating Disorders Association the help line is 1-800-931-2237; For 24/7 crisis assistance, text “NEDA” to 741741.