Man is refused entry to restaurant because his trousers are 'too much'

A bouncer refused to let a man into a restaurant because of his pants, saying they were “too, too much”.

Brandon Rogers, 21, says denying him entry with the rest of his friends and family was discrimination.

Brandon attended 20 Stories in Spinningfields, Manchester – part of the D&D London group, on Monday as part of a group of six to celebrate his sister’s birthday.

The bouncer told Brandon that his leopard print pants were “too, too much” and he would not be allowed in, but the rest of the group reportedly could enter MEN.

But Brandon’s sister has shared pictures of a number of women who have been approved in 20 stories while wearing leopard prints.

Brandon’s sister Paris Osborne wrote on Twitter: “We were just out for my sister’s birthday and my brother, who is the best dressed of all of us and is extremely expressive and proudly gay, was denied access to @ 20storiesMCR.

“The bouncer looked him up and down and said his ‘pants are too many’, ‘the leopard print, no.’

“But then let a man who was considered ‘manly’ with discolored, dirty jeans and worn out trainers walk in.”

Brandon Rogers in his pants

D&D London apologized to Brandon and said the company has a “zero discrimination policy”.

Brandon said, “When we got there, my sister went into the building and asked if they had a table for six and the doorman said yes.

“When I walked behind her, he looked me up and down three times and it felt like he was judging me.

“The bouncer said everyone else could come in, but there was a problem with my clothes. My dad asked why and he said what I was wearing was too casual and pointed to my pants.

“We asked about the dress code and he said it was smart casual. He said jeans were allowed, but what I was wearing was “too, too much”.

“Queer people are suppressed all our lives and feel different. Personally, I’m not a very confident person, so the way I present myself with dangling earrings and patterned clothing makes me feel a bit more confident and happier.

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Brandon’s pants

“Having autism also makes it really difficult for me to find ways to express myself and to be comfortable in my own skin. Companies that discriminate against me in this way could potentially destroy all of that.”

Brandon’s sister posted a photo from Instagram showing a number of women tagged on 20 Stories wearing similar leopard print clothing.

“I don’t understand why I wear leopard print pants that don’t fit their dress code, but women with the same print let them in,” added Brandon.

“My family was more angry about the situation than I was because I’m used to shaking off situations like this, but we shouldn’t have to.

“I’m sick of people having this pink view of the world that is so much more equal and better now, but these high-end locations aren’t geared towards people like me because I’m not their target audience.

“We need to overcome the notion that male presenting people who are viewed as“ female ”clothing damage their reputation. Your politics is the problem. “

He added, “I’ve come to a point where I know I want to dress and be like this.

“I’m not going to change that just to be accepted by a certain place or certain people.

“If I go out in animal print, I’ll be rejected because it’s too much, then I just go to a more queer-friendly room without the additional toxic masculinity.

“But there are others who are in a fragile state that could really harm them and affect their self-esteem.”

A spokesman for D&D London said: “We apologize to Brandon, Paris and their party for the excitement this incident caused and that the group was refused entry to 20 stories.

“Since opening, we’ve introduced a dress code for 20 Stories. On this occasion, our door team, front desk and manager did not believe in the dress code and decided to refuse entry.

“We have a zero discrimination policy in 20 Stories and in D&D London and have worked hard to implement this by training and educating our employees across the group.

“We worked with the LGBT Foundation to develop a training program for all D&D employees that is now standard as part of their ongoing education.

“Several venues across the group have tested this program and provided feedback to all management through focus groups and webinars before rolling out the program in all 43 venues by the end of December.

“Over the past year we have taken a number of steps to raise awareness and processes, and there has been a lot of work behind the scenes to ensure that 20 Stories and other D&D locations with management training, our partnership with LGBT Foundation and the Donation that we made last year to support the incredible work of the foundation.

“Our outside security team received mandatory training in LGBTQ +, effective communication and mental health awareness last year.

“We have contacted Paris and her family to discuss this incident and we look forward to hearing from you soon.”


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