Another person being profiled for how they look
Duck Dynasty star Jase Robertson was kicked out of New York City‚Äôs Trump International Hotel after a staff member apparently thought he was homeless. Robertson laughed it off and said he was the victim of ‚Äúfacial profiling.‚ÄĚ
Apparently one Trump International Hotel staff member was not accustomed to seeing a fully bearded guest wearing camouflage pants.
‚ÄúI asked them where the bathroom was and he said, ‚ÄėRight this way, sir,‚Äô‚ÄĚ Robertson told the hosts of the television show ‚ÄėLive with Kelly and Michael.‚Äô ‚ÄúHe said, ‚ÄėRight this way, sir.‚Äô He walked me outside, pointed down the road and said, ‚ÄėGood luck.‚Äô‚ÄĚ
The hosts appeared stunned by the story ‚Äď but Robertson smiled and said he took it in stride.
‚ÄúI think it was a facial profiling deal,‚ÄĚ he said.
Robertson‚Äôs brother, Al, told Fox News the family is getting a good laugh out of the case of mistaken identity.
‚ÄúHe assumed Jase was some homeless guy,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúThis is not our first rodeo ‚ÄĒ which is another reason I stay beardless.‚ÄĚ
Ironically, it‚Äôs not the first time the men of the Louisiana family have been mistaken for homeless people.
‚ÄúOne time, we were in New York City and people put money in Willie‚Äôs coffee cup,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúDad was speaking at a church once and one of the members showed him where the homeless shelter was.‚ÄĚ
The Robertsons said they were ‚Äúabsolutely not offended‚ÄĚ by the incident and said they love staying at Trump Hotel.
‚ÄúWe were laughing ‚ÄĒ wait until the Donald hears about this,‚ÄĚ he said.
And for what it‚Äôs worth, they hope the staff member doesn‚Äôt get in trouble.
‚ÄúHe was just as nice as he could be ‚ÄĒ escorting Jase to the park,‚ÄĚ Al said. ‚ÄúAnd honestly, if I was in his shoes ‚ÄĒ I‚Äôd have done the same thing.‚ÄĚ