ruby rose defends her sobriety after being kicked out of a new orleans restaurant

The actress and DJ has defended throwing food at a server in New Orleans, saying, 'When someone makes repeated derogatory jokes about the sobriety I worked so hard to achieve, it's hard not to react emotionally.'

by Hannah Ongley
16 May 2016, 7:26pm


Ruby Rose took to Facebook over the weekend with her own version of the story that she was kicked out of a New Orleans restaurant on Friday. While the Orange Is the New Black actress didn't deny that she had tossed a few fries at one of the servers at the city's Rebellion Bar and Urban Kitchen, she claimed that her behavior was a "regretful" reaction to the server making light of her sobriety. "We waited 60 minutes for fries and over 90 minutes for food that never actually arrived," Ruby wrote. "When I asked about it, the bartender offered us drinks. I explained I'm sober, but thank you." Apparently he was not extremely sympathetic towards her decision. 

"He then made some really rude and vulgar comments to the table," she continued. "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!'"

Ruby has been very vocal about her choice to get sober after a particularly unfortunate drinking session that ended in throwing up on Katy Perry's shoes. Just a few hours before the incident in New Orleans, she posted a story about her old record label's decision to capitalize off a song she wrote five years ago about her struggles. "This is a song I wrote about my struggles with alcohol and addiction and turning sober at 25," she wrote, "a song that I poured my heart into." If her side of #frygate is true, it's unacceptable that an establishment would mock someone for not drinking. Either way, it's a horrible waste of fries.


Text Hannah Ongley
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