- Jordan Kirk and his husband visited the Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Arkansas, US, for a night of fun
- At the entrance, Kirk was asked to return his bag to the car because he could not be admitted with it
- The man told the security guy that he was not carrying a bag but a purse ('murse') and he would not put it back in the car as he needed it
- This brought a heated exchange as the gay man felt discriminated considering many women were allowed entrance even without a check
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A man was left outraged after he was denied entry into a casino for carrying a male purse.
Gay man Jordan Kirk and his husband had visited the Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Arkansas, US, for a night of fun.
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However, on reaching the entrance, he was asked to return the bag to his car before he could be allowed in.
The bouncer who gave him these orders is reported to have told Kirk that "men do not carry purses, they carry bags", before telling him it should have been left in the car.
“I was told my bag was too large and I could put my wallet in my pocket, return my bag back to the car and then I could come in,” Kirk wrote in a Facebook post.
He informed the security guy that he was not carrying a bag but a purse (murse) and he would not put it back in the car.
He then asked to speak to the supervisor, who apparently agreed with the bouncer.
"While this was happening we pointed out at least 10 women carrying bags large enough to carry small toddlers, and three backpacks, their reply? 'Women need their purses, yours is just a bag'." he added.
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He then demanded to speak to the general manager who even worsened the situation by claiming men might carry explosives in their purses.
"They were worried that a man carrying a bag may have explosives. Explosives? You’re kidding me? Because I’m gay, I’m carrying a man purse, now I may carry explosives?" he questioned.
After agreeing to a search, Kirk was finally let in but still maintained the casino's social media pages blocked him and others from commenting after his post went viral.
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Recently, Briefly.co.za reported about a video that emerged in the backdrop of increasing humiliation and mistreatment of Africans in China with links to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In the clip, an African lady was denied entry into a shopping centre, sparking rage from the online community.
The middle-aged woman could be seen approaching a shelve inside a slightly vast shopping centre but she was instantly stopped by two Chinese men presumed to be security officers.
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Rattled by the incident, the lady questioned why she was being stopped from accessing the shelves yet other people were being allowed in.
The attendants, however, remained adamant and asked her to leave the premises without bothering to explain.
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