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Woman, 20, and her friend are kicked out of Wetherspoon pub for wearing ‘inappropriate’ tops


A young woman was left ‘humiliated’ after she said she was kicked out of a Wetherspoon pub for wearing an ‘inappropriate’ top.

Furious Mollie Wood claims she was told by a male manager she would not be served because her top was ‘equal to a man being shirtless’.

The 20-year-old said the bar boss claimed had refused service all day to blokes without tops.

She said she and her pal Amy Lee, also 20, wouldn’t be served either because they were dressed ‘unsuitably’.

Both pub-goers were dressed in black halter crop tops, ankle-length skirts and trainers as the country basked in 28C (82F) heat.

The tech worker explained how she and a pal had headed to The Back of Beyond pub in Reading, Berks at 8pm on Sunday.

The pair wanted to grab some food after watching England beat Croatia 1-0 in the opening Euro 2020 match.

She said both she and Amy were let in by the female bouncer where they also checked into NHS test and trace and showed their IDs before heading out to the garden.

Mollie, who lives in Reading, explained: ‘We got half-way walking through the pub when a male manager shouted for us to stop.

Mollie Wood claimed she was told by a male manager she would not be served because her cleavage showing was ‘equal to a man being shirtless’. Here she and her friend Amy are pictured – with Mollie in the top she was wearing at the pub

The 20-year-old, who talked about her experience on social media site TikTok, said the bar boss told her he had refused service all day to blokes without tops.

She said she and her pal Amy (pictured right with Mollie), also 20, wouldn't be served either because they were dressed 'unsuitably'

The 20-year-old, who talked about her experience on social media site TikTok, said the bar boss told her he had refused service all day to blokes without tops. She said she and her pal Amy, also 20, wouldn’t be served either because they were dressed ‘unsuitably’

The tech worker explained how she and a pal had headed to The Back of Beyond pub (pictured) in Reading, Berks at 8pm on Sunday

The tech worker explained how she and a pal had headed to The Back of Beyond pub (pictured) in Reading, Berks at 8pm on Sunday

‘He said ‘You can’t come in here, you’re dressed really inappropriately and it isn’t suitable. You can’t be wearing a top like that’.’

And when Mollie questioned him as to why her clothes were ‘inappropriate’ he told her it was ‘because that’s like a man being topless and we’ve been kicking topless men out all day,’ she said.

Mollie explained how she and Amy quizzed the busybody manager over the dress code, but couldn’t get a straight answer as to whether there was one.

Mollie said she later researched online and could not find anything that pointed towards a Wetherspoons dress code.

She added that she had also been served in the same pub earlier that week, wearing exactly the same top.

‘I was just really embarrassed,’ Mollie said.

She added: ‘We’d been in four pubs earlier that day and never been denied entry.

Mollie said she later researched online and could not find anything that pointed towards a Wetherspoon's dress code

Mollie said she later researched online and could not find anything that pointed towards a Wetherspoon’s dress code

 

After discussing with Amy and calming down away from the pub, they both decided to go back and complain about the way they had been treated. But when they arrived and raised a complaint, Mollie (pictured) said she was met with more comments and rudeness

After discussing with Amy and calming down away from the pub, they both decided to go back and complain about the way they had been treated. But when they arrived and raised a complaint, Mollie (pictured) said she was met with more comments and rudeness

‘I told him how sexist it was to compare me to a topless man. I was wearing a top. I wasn’t topless.’

Mollie said she left the pub feeling totally embarrassed and reeling from the blatant sexism.

But after discussing with Amy and calming down away from the pub, they both decided to go back and complain about the way they had been treated.

But when they arrived and raised a complaint, Mollie said she was met with more comments and rudeness.

She said: ‘He was holding the bridge of his nose and huffing, and he turned his back to us when we were speaking about it.’

Mollie explained how they also asked the female bouncer why she let them in if they were dressed so ‘inappropriately,’ but didn’t get a straight answer either.

She said: ‘I’ve got a larger chest. Even if I wore a turtleneck you’d still see a very noticeable shape.

‘My boobs are always going to show because I have them and there’s nothing I can do about that.’

Mollie said she was further shocked after sharing the video to TikTok and receiving a barrage of comments from women saying they had experienced similar things at the well-loved pub chain.

One shocking comment even claims Mollie’s video has been posted in a staff Facebook group and been flooded with ‘backwards’ comments.

MailOnline has approached Wetherspoons for comment.



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