When TikTok star Remi Bader, who has 2.1 million followers, first aired a complaint about the ranch in a TikTok video she posted, all hell broke loose. The video featured the Deep Hollow Ranch’s facilities and an on-screen comment stating, “Shoutout to Deep Hollow Ranch in Montauk for making me leave because I weigh over 240lbs.”
At least one other social media creator said this should be a reality check for the overweight ‘influencer’ who was trying to ‘send those horses to heaven’ suggesting she would break the horse’s back by being too heavy for it.
WATCH the video where Remi Bader calls out the guy who made the rude statement (and his chin looks like a ballsack):
#duet with @broudy.keogh
Namely, one of the employees on the NY cattle ranch posted a TikTok video that was meant to explain that the influencer was too fat to ride a horse. The ranch apologized for the inappropriate video that targeted her.
In a Facebook message, the ranch stated that they did not approve of the employee’s video. In the meantime, the video was deleted.
Before the apology, the influencer went above and beyond to bash the ranch and added the following capture under the video “I’ve rode horses before and have never had this issue. Please advertise this on your signs for the future.”
Bader’s video has received 144,000 likes and 1.7 million views before the comments section has been disabled.
Bader went on to post another video on the same day, featuring footage uploaded by a user named @broudy.keogh, whom the ranch eventually identified as one of its employees. It displayed an image of a Bader TikTok comment that is no longer available “I don’t really need any opinions on this one. It’s the fact of how it wasn’t advertised and how poorly it was handled. This was my experience, not yours.”
“When you’re not a fat bitch you can ride at Deep Hollow Ranch.” the user said near the end of the nine-second film.
Although the original video is no longer available, it has received 1.3 million views.
Bader responded to Keogh’s video with a series of written responses on her Instagram Story, which are no longer available. The ranch’s owner, according to the influencer, “laughed at” her. “What I experienced in person was only supported later by the owner’s son’s video, which made it very clear that they did not want me there because of my weight and that is truly disappointing.”
It is unclear whether the user in the video was the ranch owner’s son or someone else, but many rumors swirled about that.
“Deep Hollow Ranch posted a statement on its Facebook page Saturday that read, “It has come to our attention that a TikTok video was posted regarding the ranch and a teenage employee posted a response that in no way represents nor is aligned with the views that the owners of the ranch hold. We would like to apologize to anyone who this offended and we do not condone or agree with any part of that employee’s video.” (Page Six)
According to the ranch’s website, Cate and Pete Keogh run the ranch, and their kids are helping out. One of the kids is named Broudy. The username of the user who posted the video matches this name.
On Facebook, 2,000 people responded to the ranch’s statement with an “angry” emoji, with others urging for the employee to be fired.
Bader is a fashion content creator who frequently posts videos regarding body image and beauty. She has a TikTok series called “realistic haul,” in which she tries on garments from various brands to show viewers how they might appear on someone of larger clothing size.