Jess Glynne has said she wished she never accused a restaurant of ‘discriminating’ against her after the singer was denied entry due to her outfit choice.
The I’ll Be There star received backlash in July when she slammed upscale restaurant Sexy Fish for not letting her dine when she was wearing sweatpants, a hoodie and trainers.
Sexy Fish has a strict dress code, and the 30-year-old took to Instagram to call the restaurant staff ‘rude’ and ‘off-putting.’
Now, almost four months later, the star insisted her words were ‘misconstrued.’
She told Telegraph Luxury magazine: ‘I wish I never posted it. I think it got so misconstrued. I called it discrimination which was the wrong word and it’s a very sensitive time at the moment. I know discrimination is a lot bigger than that.
‘I appreciate I wasn’t dressed appropriately, but the reason I posted my outfit was that I was aware of what I looked like in a tracksuit and I felt as if I was treated accordingly.’
Jess continued: ‘My point was that as a human being, you shouldn’t be disregarded.’
In July, a few days after restaurants opened back up after the first coronavirus lockdown, Jess shared a snap of her outfit before slamming the Mayfair restaurant.
She wrote: ‘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.
‘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.’
Sexy Fish’s website clearly states what guests should be wearing when dining at their restaurant.
Guidance reads: ‘We request that guests do not wear sportswear, beachwear. ripped jeans, flip flops, sliders or workout trainers (smarter, fashion trainers may be permitted).’
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