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Geordie Shore's Marnie Simpson called out a restaurant for turning her away for wearing a tracksuit

And now we have a dress code debate on our hands.

ONE QUICK GLANCE at Marnie Simpson’s Instagram account and you can tell that she wears designer tracksuits a lot.

This TYGA Oversized Tracksuit costs €60 on Boohoo, for example:

And it’s her love for tracksuits that sparked an interesting debate on Twitter yesterday.

Around 2pm, she says she entered a Miller and Carter steakhouse in Newcastle – only to be turned away for service before being seated because of the tracksuit she was wearing.

She tweeted them outlining why she thought this was wrong

notesd Source: @MarnieGShore

The restaurant replied saying that they have a dress code

kcs23 Source: Miller and Carter Twitter

On Miller and Carter’s website there is a “What To Wear” section on its homepage, saying:

Smart-casual – or dress to impress if you fancy.

But that was only the start of the debate.

Simpson responded asking if the dress code should apply so early in the day

afternoon2 Source: @MarnieGShore

She was met with a mixed response – with one person saying the issue is the “image of the restaurant”

kcs24 Source: @craigjnufc

Simpson replied saying that her style shouldn’t preclude her from eating in “nice restaurants”

clothing23 Source: @MarnieGShore

trac3 Source: @MarnieGShore

People really took issue with her equating tracksuits to the “lower class”

swoc Source: @ellierd_


44e1ba953a25dc89a8be3ee194079f84 Source: @httpfuck

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Aside from that, some people did agree that dress codes might need to be updated for the modern age

camos2 Source: @Moartyr


Is a designer tracksuit more objectionable than jeggings, say?

But all talk of discrimination isn’t really valid when you consider it’s a private business with its own dress code


At least some of her Geordie Shore housemates have her back

fitright Source: @Chloe_GShore


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