Woman claims she was refused entry to Louvre by guard with 'hate-filled eyes' because of her revealing outfit
Syeh, who is from Australia and has a following of 244,000, insists that she has been to the museum before in a similar outfit but did not face this problem
Newsha Syeh, a 25-year-old Instagrammer, claims that she was refused entry to the Louvre Museum, Paris because the guards had a problem with her outfit and asked her to "cover up", reported Lad Bible.
The Instagrammer from Australia who has a following of 244,000 people told her followers how "heartbroken" she was after a security guard at the museum made "disgusted and horrible gestures" at her in the outfit, stated the report.
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"Yesterday at the Louvre, I was stopped at the entrance by a guard for my outfit. He made the most disgusted and horrible gestures and facial expressions, swore at me to cover up, with hate-filled eyes stopped me entering. I was heartbroken because I thought the Louvre enforced this archaic rule. Turns out it does not," said Syeh.
According to Louvre's Visitors regulations article 2, "Visitors shall demonstrate appropriate behaviour towards museum staff and other visitors." and thus it prohibits people to "wear swimsuits, or be naked, bare-chested or barefoot".
Syeh insists that she has been to the museum before in a similar outfit when she did not face this problem. "This was definitely a personal prejudice," said Syeh. She took to her Instagram and posted a picture of herself in the outfit and captioned it ,"Picasso would have loved my outfit ✨".
But she soon started receiving flak for her outfit. One person called her a "prostitute" and said: "You mean Picasso would have mistook you for a prostitute."
While another person said, "How about having a little respect for the other visitors? For Christ's sake, kids go to the Louvre! No one wants to see someone at a historic tourist attraction who is dressed like a prostitute on a street corner in the Red Light District."
However, her followers came to her defense and asked the users to stop "slut-shaming".
"We are in the 21st century and there are still people that are hostile about what you're wearing and the way you wear it. I don't know what to say, only that I'm extremely speechless," said one of Syeh's followers.
While another asked people to stop "slut-shaming" her. "Stop the slutshaming her! What is wrong with you guys! This is why women doubt and suffer, because you judge, all the time, no matter what you do. You can or can not agree with what happen to her at the Louvre, but do you have you slutshame her?"
Syeh also found people who had been through the same experience on the museum's end. "When I visited The Louvre with my sister a few years ago we wore winter clothes with boots and we got denied entry by security for being 'under dressed'," reported the publication.