Bath bar investigates homophobia complaint
A Bath bar is investigating claims that a homophobic remark was made by one of its staff to gay people in a group trying to get into the premises.
A storm of protest has developed on Facebook over an incident at Belushi’s in Green Street, in which the group of eight people were turned away.
The group claims that they were told “This isn’t a f...ing homosexual bar anyway” as they were leaving.
The group had decided to move on because not all of the party had the right identification documents to be allowed in.
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Today Belushi’s manager Chris Fox said he had launched an immediate investigation.
“We take any allegations of homophobia very seriously and an investigation is now ongoing. I will be following it up very vigorously.”
He said disciplinary action would be taken if the investigation upheld the complaint.
Among the party members was Adam Heimes-Herridge, who complained on the bar’s Facebook page.
More than 200 people “liked” his complaint, which was underlined by a number of other comments attacking the bar.
Mr Heimes-Herridge said he was looking for an apology.
“An apology would just be nice from them. It wouldn’t have got this far if they had just acknowledged and apologised. I don’t want anything more or less from them.”