Another person being profiled for how they look
Duck Dynasty star Jase Robertson was kicked out of New York Cityâs Trump International Hotel after a staff member apparently thought he was homeless. Robertson laughed it off and said he was the victim of âfacial profiling.â
Apparently one Trump International Hotel staff member was not accustomed to seeing a fully bearded guest wearing camouflage pants.
âI asked them where the bathroom was and he said, âRight this way, sir,ââ Robertson told the hosts of the television show âLive with Kelly and Michael.â âHe said, âRight this way, sir.â He walked me outside, pointed down the road and said, âGood luck.ââ
The hosts appeared stunned by the story â but Robertson smiled and said he took it in stride.
âI think it was a facial profiling deal,â he said.
Robertsonâs brother, Al, told Fox News the family is getting a good laugh out of the case of mistaken identity.
âHe assumed Jase was some homeless guy,â he said. âThis is not our first rodeo â which is another reason I stay beardless.â
Ironically, itâs not the first time the men of the Louisiana family have been mistaken for homeless people.
âOne time, we were in New York City and people put money in Willieâs coffee cup,â he said. âDad was speaking at a church once and one of the members showed him where the homeless shelter was.â
The Robertsons said they were âabsolutely not offendedâ by the incident and said they love staying at Trump Hotel.
âWe were laughing â wait until the Donald hears about this,â he said.
And for what itâs worth, they hope the staff member doesnât get in trouble.
âHe was just as nice as he could be â escorting Jase to the park,â Al said. âAnd honestly, if I was in his shoes â Iâd have done the same thing.â