Days after American singer Post Malone was banned from a rooftop bar in Perth, Australia because of his tattoos, a similar case involving high-profile celebrities has surfaced. This time, well-known actor Russell Crowe and his girlfriend Britney Theriot were evicted from a restaurant in Australia for not complying with the “smart casual” dress code, New York Postreported. The pair then went to another nearby restaurant for lunch.
The incident occurred when the couple went to Melbourne fusion restaurant Mr Miyagi after a game of tennis to “get something quick to eat”. Since they were playing tennis, Mr. Crowe wore a Ralph Lauren polo shirt while wearing her tennis skirt. When they saw their costumes, they were rejected by the restaurant staff.
Notably, the restaurant described itself as “casual but chic” where “workwear, activewear, singlets and thongs (flip flops)” are prohibited. Owner Kristian Klein told the Daily Herald that the pair wore “slobby gym gear.”
“We treat everyone the same. It doesn’t matter who you are or whether you are Russell Crowe. We have a dress code that we enforce at every level,” said Mr. Klein The Herald Sun on Friday.
He added: “We’re not trying to teach people how to dress. But I personally know that when I’m in my thongs and my boardies I’m not going to try to go to a nice restaurant because I wouldn’t doing.” dressed appropriately.” The owner also said the member of staff who refused service to the couple did not recognize it ‘Gladiator’ actor.
Later, the restaurant tried to lighten up the situation with a funny update on Instagram. “Dress smart casual, unless you’re Russell Crowe, wear whatever,” the sign read.
See the message here:
The restaurant also added a note about Mr Crowe’s visit and said they would like him back.
The message read: ”Dear Russell, On your last visit, it seems we got on the wrong foot. After thinking long and hard about what happened, we have permanently changed our dress code. We look forward to seeing you again in the future, you are always welcome at Mr Miyagi.”
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