A woman in Paris was denied entry into a museum because of her low-cut top.
We only know her as Jeanne. She shared her story on social media.
Paris’ Musée d’Orsay apologized to a woman who was refused entry because her dress was too low cut. The incident raised issues about creeping prudishness in a country once renowned for its libertine ways. By @obrien https://t.co/t2aJsaeN4J
— French Crossroads (@FrenchCrossroad) September 11, 2020
Jeanne posted, “Arriving at the museum (Musée d’Orsay) entrance, I didn’t even have time to get out my ticket when the sight of my breasts and low-cut dress shocked the agent in charge of checking reservations.” After minutes of awkward pointing and looking, the issue was clearly her cleavage. She refused to put on extra clothing and left.
Lettre ouverte @MuseeOrsay
Ci-joint la robe de la discorde (photo prise quatre heures plus tôt) pic.twitter.com/FTIXQKsdRZ
— Tô’ (@jeavnne) September 9, 2020
Jeanne said there were no specific rules regarding her type of outfit. After social media support, the museum posted an apology saying, “We deeply regret this and apologize to the affected person.” Jeanne said the museum reached out to her personally.
Have you ever been banned from somewhere because of your wardrobe?