Singer Jess Glynne called out for claiming 'discrimination' after Mayfair fish restaurant turns her away for her outfit

Louis Staples
Tuesday 07 July 2020 06:15
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Jess Glynne has got herself into a good old fashioned celebrity social media controversy.

Yup, that’s right: nature is healing.

So what happened?

The London-based singer called out a fancy fish restaurant on social media and even accused them of “discrimination” they refused to serve her because she was dressed too casually.

Posting on Instagram and Twitter, Glynne said that Sexy Fish in Mayfair wouldn’t let her dine in their restaurant because she was wearing a hoodie and sweatpants.

And let’s just say she let them have it....

She wrote:

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?

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.

Others thought she, not the restaurant, was to blame. Because most people, it seems, would check if a fancy fish eatery in West London had a dress code before entering.

Some weren’t happy she wasn’t wearing a mask…

And others just thought it was quite funny.

Though some people did stand up for Glynne too, so it wasn’t all bad.

We’re guessing Glynne’s probably not going to be stopping by Sexy Fish anytime soon… But judging by this furore she probably won’t be missed.

If we were to take a random guess, maybe it’s a Notes App apology – not luxury seafood – that’s in Glynne’s future.

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