A Nelson bar manager has apologised after a bouncer turfed a gay couple out because they kissed on the dancefloor.
A friend says the two men were shocked when security staff asked them to leave Malbas on Saturday night, saying “Malbas isn’t a gay bar, go find somewhere else”.
Bar general manager Anja Nicholson has quickly apologised on the bar’s Facebook page.
“I would like to extend my sincere apology to both people who were removed last night in this incident. And to all those who were offended by this,” she wrote.
“When I heard of this, I was quick to talk to the bouncer involved and of course allowed the guy back in. The opinions and views of any of the staff are not in direct relation to the opinions and views of our establishment, please do not allow this to taint your opinion of Malbas itself.
“Please take my word that this matter will not be ignored.”