Australian influencer Newsha Syeh is taking to Instagram Stories to protest alleged mistreatment at the Louvre Museum in Paris. According to Newsha, a security guard at the museum turned her away because her outfit (pictured below) was too revealing.
"Yesterday at the Louvre, I was stopped at the entrance by a guard for my outfit," she wrote in a since-expired Insta Story, which the Daily Mail obtained.
"He made the most disgusted and horrible gestures and facial expressions, swore at me to cover up, with hate filled eyes stopped me entering," she continued. "I was heartbroken, because I thought the Louvre enforced this archaic rule [sic]. Turns out it does not."
She claimed the Louvre doesn't have a specific dress code, and she screenshotted a Google search to prove her point. The first Google result was a blog that listed tips for going to the museum that specifically stated the lack of dress code.
However, on the Louvre's website, there *is* a visitor regulations PDF that explains what visitors are not allowed to wear-namely, swimsuits and they can't be naked, bare-chested, or barefoot. Although her bodysuit is technically clothing, it could be categorized as swimsuit-adjacent, depending on who you ask? Idk. It definitely seems like a gray area.
Either way, it'd be a major bummer to go all the way to France and *not* see the Mona Lisa. Thankfully, it looks like she made it to the Musée d'Orsay instead.
And a dank cafe.
C'est la vie, I guess!
Cosmopolitan has reached out to the Louvre for comment.
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