The Le Bilboquet French bistro in Buckhead, Atlanta, is accused of practicing racism after denying entry to Real Housewives of Atlanta star Shamea Morton.
This is the second incident that has happened with the restaurant. Last month they faced trouble after turning away former NBA player Dominique Wilkins over his designer casual clothing.
Wilkins thinks he was turned away from the eatery due to racism.
“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,” he wrote on Twitter.
“Discrimination has many different disguises, you know. In this case, it’s disguised through a dress code,” Wilkins said, according to EURweb. “I’m just hoping that they learn from this and that they could get some diversity equality and this type of training to guard against this.”
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 pic.twitter.com/vh7zuyxH0K
— Dominique Wilkins 🏀 (@DWilkins21) May 22, 2021
After Wilkins put the restaurant on blast, management came quick with an apology, but the restaurant’s discrimination didn’t end there.
On April 8, “Morton came to Le Bilboquet around 3 pm for a business meeting. She had a reservation already in place. At the time, Shamea entered the establishment wearing a Fashionable suit. She was immediately told by management that she wouldn’t be allowed entry based on her attire,” a source told the outlet.
“It was at that moment that Shamea noticed that there were plenty of “Caucasian” guests seated that weren’t in compliance with the dress code that was listed. Shamea started recording videos of different “Caucasian” guests wearing sneakers, some wearing “slides,” which were prohibited according to the listed dress code,” the source continued.
In the video below, Morton is seen and heard discussing the restaurant’s dress code with the manager.
“Shamea requested to speak to the manager Mark, and that’s when the conversation got interesting. Shamea showed Mark videos of “Caucasian” guests that were seated outside of the listed dress code. Mark insisted that they were within their rights to be seated. Shamea went on the show to Mark a video of a Caucasian woman wearing ‘slides’ that were on the restricted Dress code list, and his reply was simply ‘Those are pretty.'”
Morton mentioned in the video that this was the third discrimination act she had experienced at the restaurant. So the real question is, why does Morton keep going back to this racist establishment?