BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A bowling alley has issued an apology after receiving backlash from a proposed dress code.
Red Stick Social, a newly developed three-story bowling alley, bar, restaurant, and live music venue, posted a dress code to its Facebook page suggesting gentlemen wear collared shirts, requiring guests to be “neatly groomed," and leaving “soiled or torn" clothing up to management’s discretion.
The dress code banned “sagging" outright, and any articles of clothing that are “overly revealing” or “indicative of gang affiliation.”
Many people voiced their concerns over the ambiguity of the guidelines. Terms like “overly casual" can lend themselves to being enforced unfairly or inconsistently.
The venue received a wave of negative backlash about the dress code, which it pulled from its social media pages before issuing an apology.