I turned up to your restaurant looking like this and you looked me and my friend up and down and said no you can’t come in and your restaurant was EMPTY.
She than said she went to another restaurant and received great service, before saying:
Please check yourself if this is how you treat people cause it’s rude, off putting, embarrassing and most definitely not inviting.
We were made to wait and 2 members of staff came to look at us and make a decision based on our appearance. I think the attitude of your staff needs to change as that was pure discrimination. Thanks and bye.
So why are people annoyed?
People haven’t taken too kindly to Glynne using the word “discrimination” to describe her experience. Being turned away from a restaurant for wearing casual clothes is undoubtedly embarrassing, but isn’t exactly equivalent to the discrimination that impacts various minority groups in society on a daily basis. It’s not like “hoodie wearers” are a protected characteristic in the Equality Act, is it?
someone needs to tell jess glynne that... being turned away from a restaurant cos you’re wearing a hoody is not dis… https://t.co/vTsesTgiEk
Following Glynne’s post, people have been calling out the use of “discrimination”. Lots of people did agree that dress codes are ridiculous and even classist, but didn’t think her language was appropriate.
I think dress codes are nonsense in this day and age but this is embarrassing and the use of the word discriminatio… https://t.co/bYOaxGB3tt
— Harrison Brocklehurst (@Harrison Brocklehurst)
I would have discriminated against her for her terrible, terrible music. https://t.co/T8WZ008UzP