Jess Glynne has admitted she "used the wrong word" while responding to criticism after she claimed she was "discriminated" against at a London restaurant.
On Monday evening (6 July), Jess Glynne called out Sexy Fish restaurant in Mayfair, London, claiming she was turned away based on her attire. She was wearing a grey oversized hoodie, jogging bottoms, trainers and a black cap. Sexy Fish's dress code states "We request that guests do not wear sportswear, beachwear. ripped jeans, flip flops, sliders or workout trainers (smarter, fashion trainers may be permitted)."
She wrote, "Sexy Fish 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 two 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."
Glynne's post was heavily criticised for her use of the word "discrimination", provoking her to post a video clarifying her comments yesterday (7 July).
In the video, Glynne does not apologise, but says, "Look, I used the wrong word "discrimination", I take that back, it wasn't the right word, it was wrong."
She goes on to explain the reason behind her original post, saying, "Basically, all I wanted to say was that I felt it was very rude and disrespectful in the way that the Sexy Fish staff were towards me and my friend yesterday and I don’t believe anybody should be spoken to like that and that’s what I wanted to highlight."
Glynne added that she's "so understanding and respectful of dress codes and etiquette."
Just want you guys to understand that I posted a picture of my attire as I was very aware of what I was wearing and it wasn’t about the dress code. I was out on a Monday afternoon and just passed by the restaurant and was blown back by the rudeness of the staff. Once again I used the wrong word for my explanation and I recognise that. Mistake.