Atlas restaurant has issued an apology hours after a viral video emerged showing how a black woman and her son were denied access into the property because her son wore casual clothes.
According to the security personnel, the restaurant lacated in Baltimore, Ouzo Bay, had a dress code that doesn’t permit such casuals as the boy had on.
However, what sparked outrage was the fact that a Caucasian kid had a similar dress on and was allowed into the restaurant.
Therefore, many people who reacted to the video considered the action of the restaurant manager racist.
Reacting to the viral video in a Twitter post, Atlas Restaurant Group said they were “sickened,” adding, “While dress codes across Atlas properties are the result of ongoing input from customers, in no way are they intended to be discriminatory.”
As a result of the incident, the restaurant has now adjusted its dress code.
In the letter issued, it disclosed that children under 12 accompanied by a parent will no longer be subject to a dress code.