Kilt-wearing man denied access to Busch Gardens Williamsburg

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A man from Norfolk, Virginia was to his surprise denied access to Busch Gardens during their Howl-O-Scream event due to his kilt.

Busch Gardens issued a statement implying that the kilt that Hex Nottingham was wearing a costume, which are not allowed at Howl-O-Scream due to safety concerns.

“I’ve been a customer for decades and a regular pass holder, and this has left a terrible stain on the honour of my culture as well as my ethnic pride,” says Hex Nottingham.

Here is the official statement via Busch Gardens:

For the safety of our guests and performers, we do not allow costumes in the park any time of the year, but especially not during Howl-O-Scream.

This policy is in place to ensure the safety of guests and team members who want a safe and enjoyable experience. The park does not wish to alienate anyone who wears traditional clothing representing their culture or heritage. However, if the clothing could confuse guests into thinking the wearer is part of the official Howl-O-Scream experience then we will not allow it in the park.

Nottingham wrote a letter to Busch Gardens for further explanation of his complaint and he also posted a video on Facebook.

Do you think Busch Gardens was right in denying him access to the event due to his kilt?

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via 13 News Now

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Clint Gamache started Thrillgeek back in 2013 to share his love of theme parks, pop culture and other geeky stuff with the world. He can be found on Twitter @cgamache83