Jess Glynne claimed she was ‘discriminated’ against for wearing a hoodie to a high-end restaurant. It backfired spectacularly

Jess Glynne, stung by a west London restaurant turning her away for her outfit (R) took to Instagram to publicly call staff out. (Samir Hussein/Redferns via Getty Images/Instagram)

With the Black Lives Matter movement raging, and the coronavirus pandemic hurling 2.8 million out of work, Jess Glynne ranted Monday evening about a restaurant “discriminating” against her for wearing a hoodie.

The “Hold My Hand” singer, 30, lit into the West London restaurant Sexy Fish, where patrons can order caviar served with cured “sexy tuna ham” for £18.60, for refusing to seat her due to her attire clashing with the business’ dress code.

Sexy Fish’s website states in an easy-to-read font the dress code is “smart casual” and guests are asked not to wear “sportswear, beachwear, ripped jeans, flip flops, sliders or workout trainers”. Jess Glynne rocked up in a grey hoodie, black jogging bottoms, a black cap and white trainers.

In a barbed Instagram post, the musician skewered staff for, well, doing their job by calling the policy “pure discrimination”. Following this minor inconvenience, she blasted to her 800,000 followers, she ended up swinging by another Mayfair eatery which serves salad for £17.

Foodie Jess Glynne skewers London restaurant staff for turning her away due to her hoodie.

The elegant neighbourhood is filled with high-end fashion boutiques, old-guard art galleries and premier hotels.

“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,” Glynne wrote.

“I then went to Amazonico London who greeted me and my friend with pure joy and we had a banging meal with wicked service.”

Amazonico also carries a “smart-casual” dress code – “sportswear, beachwear and caps are not permitted”, its website states – which can, like Sexy Fish, be accessed through the use of any internet search engine, such as Google.

“Sexy Fish London, 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.”

Jess, there’s people that are dying.

Singer branded ‘privileged‘ and ‘entitled’ for dogging high-end restaurant’s dress code.

Glynne’s experience with the Asian establishment, which also serves steaks costing up to £105, was met with widespread criticism online.

However, several blue tick Twitter users rushed to throw their support or reprimand the restaurant for simply carrying out its policy.

Professor Green, known for several songs in the early 2010s, wrote: “Can’t lie, you didn’t miss out on anything food-wise.” This was echoed by nail artist Jenny Longworth, who added: “Food’s s**t anyway, babes.”

Singer Anne-Marie added, “Wwoooooops”, while Charli XCX producer Cass Lowe said: “F**k that place!”

But as restauranteurs nervously re-open their businesses after months of lockdown as a result of a brutal contagion that has left millions out of work and 44,200 dead, where food aid charities warn of three million Britons going hungry as people are pushed into poverty and all the while thousands protest racist police brutality, it was safe to say most folks weren’t too sympathetic to Glynne.

Users took to Twitter to air their frustration, noting that Glynne’s criticism levelled at Sexy Fish staff was, well, fishy to say the least. Some branded the celebrity “entitled” and “privileged” for calling the situation “discrimination”.