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Jess Glynne Issues Statement After Claiming Sexy Fish Incident Was 'Discrimination'

Jess Glynne Issues Statement After Claiming Sexy Fish Incident Was 'Discrimination'

Jess Glynne has issued an apology - well, of sorts - after claiming she faced 'pure discrimination after being turned away from a sushi restaurant, admitting she used the 'wrong word'.

The 30-year-old singer, from London, had visited a restaurant in Mayfair called Sexy Fish but said staff wouldn't let her in because of the way she was dressed.

Following a great deal of backlash for her claims that the incident was discriminatory, Glynne has now taken to Instagram to expain herself, saying she was 'wrong' in the way she explained what had happened.

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In a video, Glynne said: "I feel I need to come on here and just pull up on what I posted yesterday.

"Look, I used the wrong word, 'discrimination'. I take that back - it wasn't the right word, it was wrong.

"But I just wanna highlight the reason why I posted what I did. Basically, all I wanted to say was that I felt it was very rude and disrespectful in the way that the Sexy Fish staff were towards me and my friends yesterday. And I don't believe anybody should be spoken to like that.

Credit: Jess Glynne/Instagram
Credit: Jess Glynne/Instagram
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"And that's what I wanted to highlight. You know, I'm so understanding and respectful of dress codes and etiquette - 100 percent.

"Listen, I have been turned away from numerous places in my life. That does not bother me, it's not a thing. That's not why I was upset. What I was trying to highlight for them so that they can better themselves is just that there's ways of dealing with human beings and being respectful and having manners, because it doesn't cost anything.

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"That's all I wanted to say, so I hope you guys understand."

Blowing a kiss to the camera with a smile, Glynne added: "Let me know when it's safe to come back out."

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Jess Glynne performing at a festival last year. Credit: PA
Jess Glynne performing at a festival last year. Credit: PA

Glynne had posted a mirror selfie on Instagram earlier this week, in which she was dressed in a hoody and trainers.

In the caption, the star tagged Sexy Fish and said: "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."

The rant continued: "Please check yourself if this is how you treat people cause it's rude, off putting, embarrassing and most definitely not inviting.

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"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."

Glynne has now edited the caption so that the last sentence reads: "I think the attitude of your staff needs to change as that was just simply RUDE."

Featured Image Credit: Jess Glynne/Instagram

Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity, Music

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]