A pregnant woman was denied service at a Minnesota restaurant because she was wearing a crop top, she claimed in a Facebook post.
“I was just denied service at the Buzz Inn on State Avenue in Marysville for my outfit,” Charisha Gobin wrote on Facebook, posting a photo of herself in a crop top that exposes her pregnant belly. “I’m violating the health code.”
The restaurant has a No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service policy, a server told her, according to the New York Post.
“The waitress/bartender stopped us and said, ‘I’m sorry, you can’t be here in that shirt.’” Gobin told a local news station. “I said, ‘Are you being serious with me right now?’ And she said, ‘Yep, you can’t be here.’”
Gobin, who is pregnant with twins, said she believed she was asked to leave because her belly was sticking out, but that she would have been allowed to wear that shirt if she was not pregnant.
The Buzz Inn apologized for the incident, the Post reported.
The server had tried “to use her best judgment,” the restaurant said in a statement.
“We sincerely apologize for the misunderstanding and will cover with all staff as to how to not overly enforce a rule that is intended to make all guests feel comfortable,” the statement continued. “Our apologies for the misunderstanding.”