A New York City hotel is apologizing after a bouncer wouldn’t let a U.S. Navy officer in uniform enter its ritzy rooftop bar during Fleet Week.
THE BLAZE REPORTS:
The reason? Dress code.
“We were all shocked and upset,” O’Connor told the Daily News. “This was Memorial Day weekend and walking distance from Ground Zero. This should have been a no-brainer.”
Ryan O’Connor, the husband of the sailor’s cousin, was there and said he challenged the bouncer’s ruling.
“I said, ‘Wait, are you rejecting us because someone is in a service uniform?’ He kind of rolled his eyes and wouldn’t budge,” O’Connor told the New York Daily News, which reported the officer was in her white uniform.
“I was wearing a $400 blazer and dress shoes. We were all dressed nice,” he added to the paper. “The only person sticking out was the Navy officer.”
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