Popstar branded 'privileged' after ranting about being refused entry to top class restaurant

Sarah Carty
·Lifestyle Editor
·3-min read

Jess Glynne has been blasted as ’privileged’ after slamming a London restaurant for not serving her because of how she was dressed.

The Rather Be singer - who shared a photo of herself wearing a baggy grey hoodie, black jogging bottoms, a black cap and white trainers - called out the Sexy Fish eatery for not letting her in based on her outfit.

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Jess Glynne has been blasted as ’privileged’ after slamming a London restaurant for not serving her because of how she was dressed. Photo: Getty Images

In a lengthy post, she wrote on Instagram: "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."

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Jess rocked up at Sexy Fish restaurant in London wearing sportswear. Photo: Instagram/Jess Glynne
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The 30-year-old star hit out at the "attitude" of the staff, and described the incident as "pure discrimination" in an angry social media rant.

She continued: "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 (sic)"

However, now she’s being slammed online, with people siding with the Mayfair restaurant and calling Jess ‘privileged’ and ‘entitled’.

"Someone needs to tell Jess Glynne that being turned away from a restaurant 'cos you're wearing a hoody is not discrimination,” one person wrote.

Jess Glynne attends the Green Carpet Fashion Awards during the Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020 on September 22, 2019 in Milan, Italy.
Jess has since faced the wrath of the internet after her rant. Photo: Getty Images

"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,” another person wrote.

“Policy is policy. Why is it any different for you?... Jess Glynne and chum rocking up to SexyFish and wondering why they can't get a table... They have a dress code, you didn’t meet it. Get over yourself...,” a person online wrote.

According to the restaurant's official website, there is a dress code in place for customers.

The rules read: "We request that guests do not wear sportswear, beachwear, ripped jeans, flip flops, sliders or workout trainers (smarter, fashion trainers may be permitted)."

With extra reporting by Bang Showbiz

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