In a bizarre incident which took place in New Delhi, a woman was denied entry into a bar because she was dressed in ethnic attire, a media report stated. According to the report, the woman was stopped at the entry by one of the staff members of the bar who told her that she cannot enter the place because she was dressed in ethnic wear. Also Read - Amid Coronavirus Scare, Rakhi Sawant Asks Sinners to Surrender Themselves to God, Video Goes Viral
The lady, who was denied the entry inside the bar, shared a video of an employee of the bar which is located in Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area. In the video, we see the employee telling the lady that Ethnic is something we don’t allow”. However, the bar’s dress code mentions ‘Smart casuals’ and ‘No shorts and slippers’. Also Read - I Got Coronavirus From a House Party Where Nobody Was Sneezing: Seattle Woman's Facebook Post Goes Viral
Soon after the video was posted on Twitter, many people expressed their anger over the entire incident and lashed out at the bar policy.
After the massive outrage on micro-blogging site Twitter, the bar took to Facebook and wrote an apology saying that it is not at all mentioned in their dress code policy that ethnic wear is not allowed inside the bar. However, this was after facing a lot of backlash on social media after the women’s video went viral.
“In light of the recent incident at Ivy, please accept this sincere apology from our end. We deeply regret and discourage such behaviour and are genuinely empathetic towards the sentiments and feelings of everyone that this situation may have hurt,” they wrote.
However, this is not the first time that such an incident took place in the country. In 2017, a man wearing a dhoti was denied entry inside a mall in Kolkata post which there mas a massive outrage on social media. However, the point remains that when will be understood that it is ironic for a country like India to deny entry to people because they are wearing the traditional Indian attires.