Ruby Rose kicked out of New Orleans restaurant for throwing fries

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Ruby Rose was asked to leave the Rebellion Bar and Urban Kitchen in New Orleans Friday night for disorderly conduct. Ruby was in town performing at The Metropolitan Nightclub. She and two others had a reservation for dinner that night and were eventually asked to leave the restaurant for throwing fries. Those are the facts we know; everything else comes down to whose side you believe. Ruby claims they were never told the food would take a while to come out due to large parties in the restaurant. She also says that after she declined the complimentary drinks offered by way of apology for the food delay, the bartender harangued her about her sobriety. The restaurant claims that Ruby’s party was told repeatedly the wait for food would be long and that Ruby was combative during the entire exchange.

Australian actress Ruby Rose has spoken out following an incident in New Orleans over the weekend which saw the “Orange Is The New Black” star kicked out of a restaurant after throwing French fries at a bartender.

Rose is currently on the American leg of her DJ tour and reportedly behaved poorly after being told there would be a wait for food.

“She was having like a tantrum. She was awful,” Rebellion Bar and Urban Kitchen owner Seung Hong told Nola.com.

Though, the actress, model and DJ has addressed the incident on Facebook calling it a “FRY-tful night” stating it was the bartender’s repeated derogatory comments about Rose’s sobriety that caused her to initially throw a singular fry at him.

“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,” Rose posted to Facebook.

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.”

Rose admitted her behaviour was regretful though, didn’t appear too remorseful over the fries-hurling part.

“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!” Rose wrote.

[From Huffington Post]

It should be noted that slow service is one of the complaints this restaurant gets on Yelp; not rude service, but slow. I put myself through college waiting tables and bartending and I have many questions about each side’s accounts. Comping a round of drinks is whatever you are drinking, so why did she specify her sobriety to him? But then, why would the bartender come back to check if everything was all right if he thought a thrown fry was an accident?

You can read Ruby’s Facebook post and all the comments she has made since here. The restaurant’s response is here. People who were at the restaurant, both servers and patrons, claim Ruby was the one making the scene and I have yet to read someone (other than Ruby) saying she didn’t. My initial gut is siding with the restaurant but honestly, they are both handling this poorly with this back and forth on FB. In Ruby’s initial apology, she apologizes to the singular fry she threw, which everyone on her side thinks is comedy gold. If the accusations she is making about this restaurant and bartender are true, I don’t think flippant, sarcastic responses are an appropriate way to handle it. Reducing this to a cute little joke takes away the power of her argument for me.

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  1. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    There is absolutely no excuse for throwing food or anything else at someone serving you. No excuse. You can leave, you can complain to the manager, you can write a letter to the editor or whatever. You do not throw something at someone. Ever.

    • Erinn says:

      Well exactly! And the fact that her side is saying “well they were never told that the kitchen was running behind” HOW WOULD THAT MATTER?

      Don’t act like a garbage human. Act like the adult you’re supposed to be, and either leave and go elsewhere, or suck it up. I can’t imagine EVER trying to validate acting like an angry toddler.

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      Exactly. Which makes me think maybe the bartender wasn’t the friendliest of people BUT that happens. You complain to his boss. End of story. You don’t throw food. As someone who’s also put herself through uni waitressing and bartending I have to say, none of this makes sense. And I didn’t even work primarily for tips. I’ve only been to the U.S. once but the service was outstanding compared to Germany (most likely because of said need for tips) and even here I’ve NEVER experienced a bartendet behaving in a similar way. Why would you repeatedly insult your table? I have, however, been out with friends who acted like fools. Many times. I wanted to strangle them.

    • The Original Mia says:

      Yep! My mother day’s brunch with my mom & Granny was a disaster with 90 min wait for lunch. I didn’t raise a stink there, but lit into them on their website. The GM called me, offered us free dinner on him and apologized profusely for all that happened. That’s all she needed to do or…you know…leave.

      • tealily says:

        Right! I have zero patience for poor customer service, but if things are going poorly for whatever reason, as the long as the establishment offers to make it right in some kind of way (10% off, free drinks, whatever), then I’m cool with it. I don’t understand turning down their offer, continuing to be a jerk about it, and throwing food rather than leaving. This is all on her.

      • Erinn says:

        Yesss – hit them with social media or on contact forms of their sites. THAT gets to people who can do something about it. And if someone takes the time to do that after the dinner, management knows they’re annoyed.

        I’ve had to do it a few times with different companies, and it’s the most civil, fair way of doing it, I think. I also like to write in when I get exceptional service from a business so that they know their staff is making a difference.

    • elns says:

      Agreed. I’m taking this back to the playground/playdates. Don’t throw things at people. Ever. I had an exboyfriend that told me his previous relationship had ended when his girlfriend had thrown a soft sponge at him in the kitchen. They both right then and there said, it’s done. When sh*t starts flying, whatever kind of sh*t it doesn’t have to hurt, it ALL needs to stop. It’s gone too far.

      Do people have no filter or self control anymore?

    • Marianne says:

      This exact;y.

  2. Emma says:

    She’s a bit of an idiot. What sort of adult throws food at another adult? And slow service or not, isn’t it common sense that a large party will take a little longer to serve in order to get everything out at the same time?

    • Esmom says:

      I know, I was just saying “who is she again?” to myself. She seems like a real prize, lol. One of my biggest pet peeves is people being unaccountably rude and entitled towards restaurant staff.

    • Starkiller says:

      Oh, be careful. Someone will start screaming at you for being unaware that a world exists outside America. You may well not even be American but that’s the response you’re going to get.

      In seriousness, though, she gained popularity in the US from OITNB but she’s been quite well-known in Australia and in DJ circles for some years.

  3. Sam says:

    So people are still trying to make her a thing, I see. Also I can’t possibly be the only one who doesn’t see her “beauty.” Maybe it’s these pictures themselves but whenever I hear someone say “Ruby Rose is so gorgeous,” I can’t help but just roll my eyes at them.

    • Melibea says:

      This!!!!

    • Leah says:

      I don’t get it either, she’s ok looking but not what i would call gorgeous. As for making her a “thing”, even before she was on Orange is the New Black” the daily shame” would run frequent articles on her, with everyone in the comments section going” who is that? I definitely got an impression that someone ( i.e management/ herself) was trying to make her known as there was no demand for frequent articles on her at that point. From what i have seen her acting talent is miniscule so it feels like she has been heavily marketed into being a “thing”.

    • Caela says:

      I think she looks like Justin Bieber so I just can’t!!

  4. Goats on the Roof says:

    What an ass.

  5. Tiffany27 says:

    I am cracking up at there being a “rude” tag. I had never noticed it before.

  6. guest says:

    Just like Emily who “last name starts with a R”who danced in that Robin Thicke video.
    You show some boob and then your a thing. I don’t care what she said happened, nothing would justify her throwing anything at anybody. If she admitted to throwing something, I don’t believe any of her story.
    If the service is slow them leave.

  7. Melibea says:

    What a poor excuse for a Human being!

  8. Mika says:

    Lmao her fans are seriously defending her with “aww poor ruby..she’s just human..anyone would be pissed off if they were in her place..who cares about the fries..”

    • Rhiley says:

      Ruby Rose is thirsty and her fans are the worst. I would rather be trapped in a closet with a Kaley Cuoco fan than a Ruby Rose fan any day, and Kaley Cuoco’s fans go on the defensive as soon as anyone writes that Kaley Cuoco makes terrible relationship decisions and obviously has trouble being alone for longer than five minutes. But Kaley does have some talent and obviously some business acumen. Ruby Rose’s only talent seems to be posting duck lipped selfies on Instagram. Boring.

  9. Serenity says:

    I can’t excuse her throwing fries at her waiter/bartender. If I had been the bartender, I’d have been so pissed because that’s such unbelievably rude and immature behavior.

    I can’t imagine people excusing her behavior but of course, she’s a “celebrity” so it’s okay…..ugh.

  10. Patricia says:

    I can’t even imagine making the conscious decision to THROW FOOD at any person. Seriously. She is a gross little bratty child in a woman’s body. I hope her star fades very quickly.
    As someone said above, she had many recourses such as talking to a manager or leaving a bad review or honestly even telling the server off of she really wanted to. But throwing food?! Jesus she must be an absolute nightmare to live and work with.

  11. InvaderTak says:

    I find her comments about her own sobriety the most off. She sounds like she’s super sanctimonious about it and using it as an excuse for her behavior. I wonder if she would use alcohol as an excuse were she still drinking.

    • Esmom says:

      Agreed. I also thought she sounded like she was using the sobriety as an excuse to be combative.

  12. Dangles says:

    Rebellious in the Rebellion Bar. Seems apt.

  13. MiniMii says:

    Rude comments from the bartender, late food, poor service = still no excuse to throw food.

    I am a fan of RR, and I think she’s gorgeous, but no. I don’t care who you are, that is not how you handle conflict. Go to the manager, the owner, or just get up and walk out, but behaving like a spoilt 2-year old is not on.

  14. Frangipanni says:

    She’s a self important brat.

  15. serious says:

    She has always been a massive try hard, was so glad when she went to the states we didn’t have to see her all over the social pages any more.

  16. M.A.F. says:

    All I see a nobody trying to spin a story to make herself look cool.

  17. Jaded says:

    tI wasn’t the server’s or bartender’s fault that her food was late, it was the chef’s and his staff. No excuse for treating the staff like that – if your food is late you get up and go to another restaurant, then contact the restaurant with your complaints. What a brat.

  18. Psu Doh Nihm says:

    Live near NOLA and eat there several times a month and can say that the service industry in the city is top notch. They have the patience of a saint. (No pun intended) They deal with obnoxious drunks and self ritious a-holes daily and usually just dismiss it. I’ve seen patrons try to rile the bartenders/waitstaff at different restaurants on many occasion and I’ve never seen any engage. I think they think obnoxious customers are just par for the course there.

    • JustCrimmles says:

      Your comment reminds me of a Matt Braunger bit about cops and bartenders in New Orleans. Too long for a comment, but maybe RR was “just wild cattin.” 😂 Like the woman in that story, she was also being an ass.

  19. JeanGenie says:

    I know it’s not fair, but I’ll side with the restaurant just because she was terrible on my beloved OITNB and tanked every episode that she was in. She’s gorgeous, but man is she a bad actor!

  20. Lucy says:

    I’ve always thought she was shady and sleazy as hell, not to mention incredibly thirsty for attention and drama. This only proves my point.

  21. tealily says:

    I read an earlier account of the incident, before she posted her facebook response, but I can’t seem to find it now. Anyway, it sounds like the restaurant did everything in their power to make up for the fact that their kitchen was running behind (which happens sometimes, hey), and she was being petulant, unaccommodating, and THROWING FRENCH FRIES like a five-year-old. She seems like a real idiot.

  22. KBeth says:

    What a brat.
    Why is she even gossip page worthy?

  23. JenniferJustice says:

    Way to play the victim card when she obviously was just acting a fool. The only thing she could have done to make her behavior and the event of that night worse, was to cast blame and resist accountability. Making this somehow about her sobriety is stooping really low.

  24. Josefina says:

    I’ve waited tables at around a dozen restaurants as a part-time job. I’d say 9 out of 10 times someone is throwing a fit at a restaurant, said person is just being a bitch. There’s something about the culinary business that makes people believe they are entitled to things. I am convinced dozens of tables I waited on went there just to humilliate whoever was on turn. And despite doing everything right, they rarely leave tips (which is mandatory here) and demanded speak to the boss (who always sided with us and was already aware of the customers assiness). A table or two like that showed up every weekend. At one point you just accept it as a part of your job.

    So it’s pretty hard for me to side with Ruby on this one.

  25. Otaku Fairy says:

    I’m leaning toward the restaurant’s side. If what she’s saying about having to wait that long for service is true, (I believe that part) then yeah, that is ridiculous. But there are better ways to handle it than throwing a childish tantrum, and it’s not an excuse for throwing food. She could have handled this situation like a normal, reasonable adult. I 50% believe her that the server made some type of rude comment, but she’s really vague here about what was said. Sounds like she’s entitled and bratty with a self-control problem and the restaurant is a little unprofessional.

  26. Milly says:

    So interesting that so many of Taylor Swift’s BFFs are making headlines for bad behavior. Throwing food is so incredibly rude, there is never an excuse for it. As a former server, it’s completely demoralizing to force the staff to clean up the food.

    • Lucy says:

      While it is a telling detail, I honestly don’t think it’s fair to involve Taylor in this situation, nor in Cara’s. Sure, she chooses to asociate with both of them, but they are responsible for their own behaviours. Taylor isn’t their mother. Say what you will about her, but you never hear about her causing this type of incidents.

  27. TOPgirl says:

    You can be famous but doesn’t mean you aren’t shit. She was shit-ty!

  28. Terri says:

    Have any of you been to NO? The service there is usually impeccable once you get service. The attitude down there is very different from any where else I have been to, they will get to you, and they will be awesome, but it might be a minute. My first day down there, standing by a sign that says “pls wait to be seated” and then finally having the waitress come over and ask us if we were ever going to sit or if we were lost.