An Australian blogger has claimed she was refused entry to the Louvre Museum in Paris because her dress was too low-cut.
Newsha Syeh was visiting the French capital this week and attempted to go to the museum, which houses the Mona Lisa, but claims a security guard stopped her.
Newsha vented her anger over the alleged incident on her Instagram account, which has 231,000 followers.
Posting a photograph of herself in the ‘offending’ dress on her Instagram story, she wrote: "Yesterday at the louvre, I was stopped at the entrance by a guard for my outfit.
"He made the most disgusted and horrible gestures and facial expressions, swore at me to cover up, with hate filled eyes stopped me from entering.
"I was heartbroken, because I thought The Louvre enforced this archaic rule.
"Turns out… it does not."
Newsha posted pictures of her outfit: a black dress dipping below her breasts, showing off a tattoo, which was also see-through from the tops of her thighs downwards.
She also shared a screenshot of her Google results after searching "is there a dress code for the louvre", which brought up web pages claiming there was absolutely no dress code whatsoever.
However, the museum’s visitor regulations, which are published online, state: "Visitors shall demonstrate appropriate behaviour towards museum staff and other visitors."
It lists ‘prohibited’ actions which includes: "wear swimsuits, or be naked, bare-chested or barefoot."
Newsha’s followers immediately shared their support in the comments on her Instagram pictures.
One wrote: "I’m sorry that happened. I think your outfit is the most beautiful thing. Biggest love."
Another said: "When I visited The Louvre with my sister a few years ago. We wore winter clothes with boots and we got denied entry by security for being "Under dressed".
"They were so rude about it too and cussed us out until we had no choice but to walk away feeling embarrassed. Your outfit is beautiful.. F*** them."
The Louvre is the world’s largest art museum and a central landmark in Paris, located on the right bank of the river Seine.
It was established in 1793 and now houses approximately 38,000 objects over an area of more than 782,000 square feet.
Last year, the Louvre was also the world’s most visited art museum, welcoming more than 8million visitors.
Mirror Online has contacted the Louvre Museum for comment.
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