Texas man, 21, claims nightclub bouncers told him he wouldn't be allowed in unless he wiped off his MAKE-UP
- Bobby Rodriguez, 21, claims a bouncer at a nightclub in Corpus Christi, Texas, told him he couldn't enter unless he removed his lipstick and fake eyelashes
- The bouncer said: 'We have a rule here that says men need to dress like men'
- Rodriguez posted about the incident on Facebook on Wednesday
- Whiskey River Nightclub owner Angela Blohm called Rodriguez's complaints 'a bunch of frivolous baloney' but admitted to having the dress code
A 21-year-old man claims the bouncer at a Texas nightclub refused to let him enter until he removed his makeup.
Bobby Rodriguez was wearing lipstick and fake eyelashes when he was denied entry to Whiskey River Nightclub in Corpus Christi earlier this week.
'I approached the door and I handed my ID to the security at the door (and) his words were and, I quote, 'Unfortunately, you cannot enter because you are wearing makeup and we have a rule here that says men need to dress like men,' he told the Caller Times.
Bobby Rodriguez, 21, claims a bouncer at Whiskey River Nightclub in Corpus Christi, Texas, told him he couldn't enter unless he removed his lipstick and fake eyelashes
The bouncer reportedly said: 'We have a rule here that says men need to dress like men'.
Rodriguez is pictured left with makeup and right without
The owner of Whiskey River admitted to having the 'gender appropriate' dress code policy
Rodriguez then had to return to his car and remove the makeup before he could be let into the venue.
The 21-year-old reacted to the incident in a Facebook post on Wednesday, calling the bouncer 'homophobic'.
'I've never been so offended in my whole life,' Rodriguez wrote.
The nightclub's owner Angela Blohm reportedly brushed Rodriguez's complaints off as 'a bunch of frivolous baloney', adding that the conversation between him and the bouncer could not be verified.
She did, however, admit to having the dress code.
'Whiskey River has a standard dress code that states everyone must dress gender appropriate to the gender stated on their state-issued driver's license,' Blohm said.
He posted about the incident on Facebook saying 'I've never been so offended in my whole life'
The 21-year-old has posted several photos on Facebook sporting a full face of makeup.
He claims that he did not see a sign at the club indicating that there was a dress code
The nightclub's owner called Rodriguez's complaints 'a bunch of frivolous baloney'
Federal law only prevents businesses from refusing service based on race, color, religion or national origin, but not sexual orientation.
Federal law does not prevent businesses from refusing service to customers based
Currently, 12 cities in Texas have rules to protect residents against discrimination based on their sexual identity, but Corpus Christi is not one of them.