In another example of the PC police gone wrong, a Pennsylvania men’s barbershop has been fined $750 for… only cutting men’s hair?
Barbiere advertises itself as a high-end gentlemen’s barbershop and offers complimentary beers and spirits. The barbershop was recently fined by the state’s Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs for gender discrimination.
Owner John Interval tells the (Washington) Observer-Reporter (http://bit.ly/1PZ8SOq ) the fine “infringes” on his shop’s environment. Interval says, “Guys come here as a kind of a little getaway, to be around other guys.”
A female customer had booked hair appointments online for herself and her boyfriend. She asked for a short haircut known as a wave but was turned away.
Interval says his staff recommended other shops and even offered to pay for a haircut at someplace else to compensate for the inconvenience.
The Associated Press contributed to this article