I can understand that because the list reads like a profile of one particular person and having a reaction, but the fact that you can find the same language on a club flyer in Bed-Stuy (from an actual flyer: no athletic gear, timberlands, overly baggy clothes, big chains or sneakers,Strict dress code enforced - Very selective - At doorman's discretion) is what makes it not feel all that inflammatory to me. Poorly worded yes, but so long as a white dude "ironically" wearing a skin tight Raiders tee and a Yankee fitted gets turned away as well then there is no fire. But s you said a response from Hugs is the only way to get a bit more clarity.
The No Bullshit! line definitely could have been omitted. Also NYC isn't OZ as far as prideful ignorance. It's also a haven for being brazen..like restaurants that inform you that your mother indeed doesn't work there instead of "Please clear your table after dining". Or the bartender reserves the right to charge you based on your attitude instead of "Be Nice, things will go faster".
Doesn't matter where you are from time to time the Rhythm will indeed get you.
Umm. I could give 2 fudges about defending Hugs, but why automatically jump to racist? That list is also the unofficial dress code for New Jersey if you ask the right people. Call them Zip Codists as well to be fair.
Also before accused of not understanding, I'm a black female who's been to Hugs and had a reasonable time with the exception of the red light in the bathroom throwing me off.
In fact the bartender that was leaving took his iPod with him and they ended up playing mine for a while and it was full of a mix of things. No one asked me to leave when the block of Clipse songs came on.
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