It makes me so angry that in 2015 you wake up to news stories that Lewis Hamilton has been turned away from the Royal Box at Wimbledon because he wasn’t wearing and refused to wear a tie and jacket.
The dress code states at Wimbledon that ‘gentlemen must wear a tie and jacket‘ …. but Lewis who turned up in a floral shirt had other ideas. Sadly though he wasn’t let in and he had to go home instead.
So what makes me angry? The obvious inequality of the whole situation, the double standards and the way society once again prefers to call a fellow human being like Lewis too scruffy for the Royal Box, rather than understand that on finals day (as any other day) it was filled with 100% human beings and at least 50% of them didn’t wear a bloody tie!!!
Why oh why does this crap carry on! I would love to know why in 2015 we have institutions who insist that males wear a piece of material tightly round the neck and females don’t need too. Where’s the equality in that?
All the while the press is awash with the dresses Kate Middleton sports to Wimbledon and Janet Street Porter writing for the Daily Mail bleats and bitches at the way men and women are dressed for the Royal Box, all the while rattling on about the policy to check the Women Tennis players knickers. Then goes on to groan about the fact she herself was upset after being questioned about her attire when attending a Wimbledon lunch.
Personally I think everyone should just give up, let people dress how they wish, present how they want and grow up! As far as Wimbledon is concerned wouldn’t it be great to see a VIP or Royal box filled with real deserving people, people, who have suffered are suffering, disadvantaged and down trodden, the heros of the world. The people that who remain the bottom of the pack rather than the usual in-crowd.
I’m not Lewis Hamilton’s biggest fan by any stretch but I appreciate his skill and ability 100%, but it seems that in 2015 if you are born male wearing a tie is an essential passport enabling yo to sit next to the likes of Anna Wintour who wasn’t born male and wasn’t wearing a tie.
As the spokesperson from Wimbledon stated ‘Rules are Rules’ … so the next time I get invited to the Royal Box (which I won’t ever – owing to the fact that it’s reserved for very special human beings indeed) I will wear my very best frock and a tie like the ones below!
Go figure because I don’t get it!