NBA legend Dominique Wilkins is claiming racism on an Atlanta restaurant. The eatery has already fired back and said that enforcing their dress code has nothing to do with race.

The NBA Hall of Famer said he was denied service at Le Bilboquet in Atlanta. He claimed that he has eaten at some of the best places in the world, but he has never felt prejudice like this in his life. Wilkins concluded his tweet to say that he was turned away because he was black.

In my many years in the world, I’ve eaten at some of the greatest restaurants in the world, but never have I felt prejudice or been turned away because of the color of my skin, until today in #atlanta In @LeBilboquetAtl #turnedawaybecauseimblack

The restaurant didn’t let that claim sit for too long. They fired back a response on their Facebook page which made it clear their dress code was colorblind.

“We, at Le Bilboquet, do our best to accommodate all of our guests. However, we have received consistent complaints from our patrons regarding other guest’s wardrobe choices.  As a result, to protect our restaurant’s culture, we installed a minimum standard in our ‘business casual’ attire dress code which includes jeans and sneakers but prohibits baseball caps and athletic clothing including sweat pants and tops.”

Wilkins didn’t buy that excuse at all. He fired back a response to the dress code explanation saying: “They looked me up and down … and to add insult, talked about how my clothes were not appropriate when I was wearing designer casual pants and a shirt.”

It appears that those two sides might not come to an agreement on this matter. It is pretty clear that Dominique Wilkins is going to stick with his story because nobody can change how he felt in the situation. Perhaps the staff of Le Bilboquet might need training about how to explain their dress policy to guests.

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H Jenkins

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