Ruby Rose has responded to claims that she was kicked out of a bar in New Orleans for throwing fries at the wait staff. Rebellion Bar and Urban Kitchen owner, Seung Hong said the Australian DJ, and Orange Is the New Black star was throwing a fit, and was kicked out of the restaurant for her inappropriate behaviour.
The incident apparently happened because she grew agitated after waiting for her table to be served. Hong told the New Orleans Times-Picayune he warned the DJ and her party that the wait could be a while, but they decided to stay anyway. He also told the newspaper they were seated 15 minutes later, and had their food serve within the next 50 minutes.
He even offered complimentary appetisers, and a round of drinks, but that apparently didn’t appease her. She began by throwing a piece of fry at the bartender before throwing a handful at him when he turned around to check on them. She was immediately asked to leave, but she has also offered her version of what took place last Friday night.
“My assistant, tour manager and myself arrived at an establishment last night for dinner before my show in New Orleans. We waited 60 minutes for fries and over 90 minutes for food that never actually arrived. When I asked about it, the bartender offered us drinks. I explained I'm sober, but thank you.
He then made some really rude and vulgar comments to the table. When someone makes repeated derogatory jokes about the sobriety I worked so hard to achieve, it's hard not to react emotionally. So I threw a singular fry at him. Then he came back as we were getting ready to leave and continued making awful comments, so I continued with the fries. Every day I learn new lessons about handling cultural and social ignorance. I am deeply regretful to the French fry and I am regretful that I reacted at all. Maybe next time I won’t throw fries, then again, maybe next time that bartender won’t tell someone who is sober to “go call your f**king sponsor!”
I worked in hospitality for 5 years and I have huge love, respect and admiration for servers around the world and how hard they work. I also have mad love for New Orleans and I want to come back 100 times if you will have me. Next time, dinner at my place.”