Small Town cosmopolitan
Cossy club: All races welcome, but no hats
The manager of a cosmopolitan club which refused entry to a turbaned Sikh has conceded that her club's name stands for inclusion of all races, but says it has to adhere to strict rules about hats. Karnail Singh was turned away from a function at Manurewa Cosmopolitan Club last week to recognise his service to the community, because of a policy of no hats. National MP Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi, himself a Sikh, said he would refer the matter to the Human Rights Commission. Manurewa Cosmopolitan Club manager Patricia Rangi yesterday admitted the definition of the word cosmopolitan "does mean all races" and that the club has a mix of races. However, "we are also strong on rules and regulations, and one of them is no hats".
My god this story is a joy isn’t it? Where does one begin? I am astounded at the outset that someone would even ask a Sikh to remove their turban to enter a place as misnamed as a ‘Cosmopolitan Club’. You can see what happened, dear little Patricia Rangi had a brainfart when she saw Singh and once she put her foot down couldn’t pull it back, her ‘no hats’ policy is the sort of bullshit excuse people who have been shamed cling to in the hope to justify their petty bigotry.