Camps Bay eatery Zenzero has apologised to Nigerian TV host and model Adeola Ariyo after it found itself in the hot seat and facing the full wrath of social media. The apology is a result of the restaurant’s refusal to serve her due to her top being deemed “inappropriate”.
Ariyo took to social media to voice her disappointment and concern regarding the blatant discrimination that she faced in a social media video that has since gone viral.
“Zenzero Restaurant, your discrimination today was unnecessary. This is smart casual! Your manager from Macedonia was very unnecessary and rude. And his apology was also very lacklustre,” she wrote.
— Adeola Ariyo (@AdeolaAriyo) September 11, 2021
Ariyo later updated that when she did receive seating, the apology was issued in a lacklustre manner.
Zenzero has been quick to rectify the situation, releasing a statement via their Instagram, expressing how deeply saddened they were by the incident and how they have taken the necessary steps to apologise to patrons directly affected by the incident.
“The Kove Collection is deeply saddened to have been involved in an incident at Zenzero yesterday, Saturday, 11 September. Our team has made contact with the patrons involved and keeping all parties updated throughout this process. We do not condone any form of discrimination and will be dealing with our management internally. We would like to issue an apology to anyone affected or offended by this incident and are looking to rectify it immediately,” they stated.
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