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Jess Glynne Criticised For Claiming 'Discrimination' After Being Turned Away From Restaurant

Jess Glynne Criticised For Claiming 'Discrimination' After Being Turned Away From Restaurant

Jess Glynne has taken to Instagram to claim it was 'pure discrimination' that she was refused service at a fancy restaurant for wearing sportswear - though her complaint has come under fire on social media and labelled 'privileged'.

The 30-year-old was less than impressed after she rocked up to the swish restaurant only to be denied entry and believes it was because of her 'appearance'.

Credit: Instagram/Jess Glynne
Credit: Instagram/Jess Glynne

Jess shared a snap showing her outfit on Instagram after she was turned away from restaurant Sexy Fish, posting alongside it: "Dear @SexyFishLondon, 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.

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"I then went to @amazonicolondon who greeted me and my friend with pure joy and we had a banging meal with wicked service.

"@sexyfishlondon 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."

The Sexy Fish dress code says 'sportswear' is not allowed. Credit: Sexy Fish
The Sexy Fish dress code says 'sportswear' is not allowed. Credit: Sexy Fish

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On its website, London-based Sexy Fish states: "We request that guests do not wear sportswear, beachwear, ripped jeans, flip flops, sliders or workout trainers (smarter, fashion trainers may be permitted)."

Over on social media plenty of people were far from sympathetic about the whole scenario, with many saying her behaviour was 'privileged' and 'entitled'.

One person tweeted: "Someone needs to tell Jess Glynne that being turned away from a restaurant 'cos you're wearing a hoody is not discrimination."

Another wrote: "If anyone asks what privilege is, I'm just going to point them to Jess Glynne complaining she's been discriminated against because she can't wear a hoodie while eating £300 sushi in Mayfair."

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While a third chipped in: "Sorry this happened to you - it's not nice to be turned away. But it's not discrimination, it's the opposite - they apply the same rules to all, regardless of who you are."

LADbible has contacted Sexy Fish for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Jess Glynne

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Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]