The most recent case of “Celebrities Behaving Badly” features actress Ruby Rose, best known (only known…) from Orange Is the New Black where she played Stella. According to newspaper reports, she got all bent out of shape at a New Orleans restaurant when things weren’t moving as swiftly as she wanted. So what does a spoiled TV star do in such a scenario? Why they throw a bunch of French fries at their waiter until they are asked to GTFO. Yep, that’s what Seung Hong, owner of Rebellion Bar and Urban Kitchen says at least. (We will get to her version shortly.) He says that “she was having like a tantrum. She was awful. She was a horrible person.”
According to Seung, her party of 10 got to the restaurant at 9:15 and were seated at 9:30. They had their apps within 40 minutes and their entrees came out 10 minutes after that. That wasn’t good enough for this superstar celebrity who guest starred on a Netflix series 8 times last year. Eventually, the server asked for the owner to take over and he offered to comp their apps and buy them a round of drinks, but Ruby Rose, the diva of all divas, ended up throwing a handful of French fries at the bartender. Soon after, she was asked to leave.
And now her side of the story:
On her Facebook page (full post embedded below for your viewing pleasure) Ruby says she waited 60 minutes for fries and over 90 minutes for food that never came. When the bartender offered drinks, she thanked him and explained she is sober. Then she says “he made some really rude and vulgar comments to the table. 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.”
Who to believe, who to believe? Should we trust a restaurant owner who has everything to lose by making up vicious lies about a celebrity or should we have faith in the celebrity who probably has a huge ego and quickly crafted, along with her publicist and a team of writers, the perfect Facebook explanation in an attempt to not damage her reputation? We shall never know. My guess is that it falls somewhere in the middle. Maybe she wasn’t truly a “horrible person” but I bet she did throw some attitude just like she admitted to throwing some French fries. Look, Ruby Rose. If the food took as long as you say it did, it’s certainly not justification for throwing food at someone. What are you, five-years-old? Grow the fuck up.
In her Facebook post, she mentions that she worked in hospitality for 5 years and has huge love, respect and admiration for servers. That may be the case, but it sounds like someone has forgotten what it’s like to wear an apron at work and cater to the whims of impatient and hungry customers. Hopefully, this incident will be a reminder of what it’s like to be in our slip-resistant shoes and the next time she feels like throwing food at a server she will take a deep breath, count to ten and think, “Oh, it’s not that big of a deal, is it?”