Deadshot looks like a charming little bar in Auckland, New Zealand. You know, the sort of dimly lit neighbourhood watering hole lined with little booths, a tin-stamped ceiling, and swivelling stools around a one-of-a-kind wood bar stacked with bottles.
“The service is on point too, and the guys are always happy to sit down and chat through the latest cocktails,” a local media site recently said. “It doesn’t get much cooler than this in Auckland.”
Pink, however, disagrees.
Last night the American pop star tweeted this:
Man I’ve been to some cool bars around the world, and Dead shot on Ponsonby road is not one of them. 👎
— P!nk (@Pink) September 11, 2018
“According to the bar’s manager Heather Garland, Pink wanted to host an after-party at the venue but the cocktail bar, which boasts an intimate setting, did not have room for her 30-person entourage and so had to turn them away,” reports Brittany Keogh for Auckland Now. “If that’s true, Pink’s tweet smacks of entitlement. To expect a bar to kick out other paying customers to make room for you, just because you’re recognisable and rich, is, in my opinion, disgraceful.”
And the fact that Pink didn’t even say why she thinks the bar is uncool is akin to a food reviewer writing a restaurant takedown without ever articulating what makes it so terrible, says Keogh.
Rest assured, Pink eventually found a watering hole, Revelry, that would accommodate her entourage.
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I found the perfect place in Auckland. They were closing when we came in, but the bartender had a fire lit, and booze to sell, so he welcomed all 16 of us to celebrate the end of a truly magical journey through New Zealand. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for showing all of us (including my dad and stepmom who flew from Philadelphia) the best time of our lives. Smitten
But Keough points out that “it’s rude to let a bartender – who has likely been on their feet for hours – keep serving you long after you know they’d usually be heading home.”
Regardless, Pink’s Instagram post has garnered over 260,000 likes in less than 24 hours. That’s not a bad bit of press for Revelry.
Was turning away Pink and her team a bad business decision on Deadshot’s part? Or do you respect the manager’s decision?