Murphy’s Law Irish Pub has come under fire for its dress code

An Irish bar in upstate New York is being slammed as racist after posting a lengthy dress code in their window.

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The dress code outside of Murphy’s Law Irish Pub in Rochester, New York was shared on Facebook by Herbert Smith with the caption “A friend of mine showed me this pic. I'm not sure what to think of this.”

A friend of mine showed me this pic. I'm not sure what to think of this.

Posted by Herbert Smith on Sunday, September 16, 2018

Smith’s post soon went viral; at time of writing, nearly 1000 comments had amassed and it had been shared over 500 times.

Speaking with The Grio, Smith said he only expected a few friends to respond to his post, “But what happened next I was not expecting.”

“The comments streamed in. People were very passionate about it on either side of the spectrum. To me, the act of posting that dress code, without any prompting, and seeing the response which ensued, warrants a change.”

“A picture is worth a thousand words,” said Smith.

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He went on to say, “I would like to see the fashion do’s rather than the fashion don’ts. What do they want people to look like, rather than what do they not want them to look like."

“I’ve been getting inquiries of ‘Am I trying to get more black people into these clubs?’ I’m not! I just feel in this day and age you should not be able to post something with that type of negative undercurrent on the front of your pub.”

In a Facebook post, Murphy’s Law Irish Pub responded:

Our dress code policy was put into place 9 years ago. The dress code was adopted after reviewing what many other...

Posted by Murphy's Law Irish Pub Rochester on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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