Blogger claims she was denied entry to the Louvre because of her low-cut dress

She said the security guard looked at her with 'hate-filled eyes'

Chelsea Ritschel
Thursday 08 November 2018 22:35 GMT
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The museum denied her entry because of her outfit (Stock)
The museum denied her entry because of her outfit (Stock)

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A blogger claims she was denied entry to the Louvre museum in Paris by a security guard because of the low-cut dress she was wearing.

Newsha Syeh, from Australia, was visiting the French capital when she attempted to visit the museum and found herself barred from entering.

Following the incident, the influencer expressed her disappointment on Instagram, where she told her 230,000 followers that she was “heartbroken.”

On a photo of the black dress she was wearing at the time, the 25-year-old wrote: “Yesterday at the Louvre, I was stopped at the entrance by a guard for my outfit.

“There is no set dress code listed on the museum’s website, but its visitor regulations state that it is forbidden to ‘wear swimsuits or be naked, barefoot or bare-chested.’”

According to Syeh, the guard made “the most disgusted and horrible gestures and facial expressions” and swore at her to cover up with “hate-filled eyes.”

“I was heartbroken,” the blogger wrote, referring to the rule as “archaic.”

Syeh also shared a screenshot of the results of a Google search for the Louvre’s dress code on Instagram, which states: “There is no Louvre dress code, you can wear for visiting the Louvre what you want.”

After sharing her ordeal, the blogger’s Instagram was inundated with comments from people upset on her behalf - and offering advice on other places to visit in Paris.

“I’m sorry that happened, I think your outfit is the most beautiful thing,” one person commented.

Another said: “Your outfit rocks and I’m bummed I don’t get to see the sick Louvre pictures you would have taken.”

And someone else recalled a similar incident in which they were denied entry at the Louvre for being “underdressed.”

“They were so rude about it too and cussed us out until we had no choice but to walk away feeling embarrassed. Your outfit is beautiful” she wrote.

Others advised Syeh to send a letter of complaint to the museum - as the museum's visitor regulations listed on its website state the dress code only applies to swimsuits, bare-chests, and nudity.

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