Ruby Rose was kicked out of Rebellion Bar and Urban Kitchen, a New Orleans restaurant on Friday. Since the incident, she has taken to Facebook to share her side of the story.
“Fry-day the 13th
My assistant, tour manager and myself arrived at an establishment last night for dinner before my show in New Orleans.
We waited 60 minutes for fries and over 90 minutes for food that never actually arrived. When I asked about it, the bartender offered us drinks. I explained I’m sober, but thank you.
He then made some really rude and vulgar comments to the table. When someone makes repeated derogatory jokes about the sobriety I worked so hard to achieve, it’s hard not to react emotionally. So I threw a singular fry at him. Then he came back as we were getting ready to leave and continued making awful comments, so I continued with the fries. Every day I learn new lessons about handling cultural and social ignorance. I am deeply regretful to the French fry and I am regretful that I reacted at all. Maybe next time I won’t throw fries, then again, maybe next time that bartender won’t tell someone who is sober to “go call your f**king sponsor!”
I worked in hospitality for 5 years and I have huge love, respect and admiration for servers around the world and how hard they work. I also have mad love for New Orleans and I want to come back 100 times if you will have me. Next time, dinner at my place.”
Ruby also posted a few hours before the incident to Instagram about how her old record label decided to capitalize off a song that she wrote five years ago which at the time of creation, turned down.
In the caption, she wrote a message expressing her pain and anger of the situation,
“If I may turn a negative situation into a msg:
I am upset because I don’t want a song I wrote 5 years ago being re-released ( without my knowledge ) like any human I have different experiences I write about now than what I did 5 years ago.. I’m in a completely different place in my life. Yet don’t let that stop a record company trying to find a way to profit off of something they had no part in building. The take away from this is this, and a fan inspired it with her words… This is a classic case of someone trying to profit off a name they didn’t have faith in when they stood there at a table across from me.
So with that I want to remind you that you will be rejected, dropped, not believed in, told you can’t do something, made to feel you’re not good enough… But you must persist.. Even if the sole reason you persist is so a conglomerate like a record label have to grasp at straws to try and make money off you later. I don’t want to live the life I sang about 5 years ago, right now.. With no notice, but I’ll take the compliment and remind myself of ALL the people who didn’t think I had what it took to do anything inside of or outside of Australia and say sorry but if you didn’t want me then you don’t get me now… You’re like a desperate shallow jock from an American teen flick who only likes the nerdy girl when she takes her glasses off and suddenly looks like a different person even though she’s exactly the same. Yeah that’s you! record label of the past!!! For real.. Download, don’t download.. Do whatever you want with the song.. I love all the djs who remixed it and most didn’t know ( one did ) I’d already expressed my disinterest in releasing an old single. Through many channels I’d tried to block this from happening. They didn’t know it would feel like If you remixed Jennifer love Hewitts “how do I deal” in 2016.. Although.. If she’s down someone should totally do that! I loved that song. #peaceandlove“