On Friday, Claudia Jordan, who stars in Real Housewives of Atlanta, posted two Instagram videos with R&B veteran Ginuwine that claimed she was being racially profiled by security at Auburn Mall.
What kind of BS us this?!!!!! This was the second security guard that the other white security guard sent to "handle us" after the first one harassed us 1 minute after we walked thru the door of the AUBURN mall. He followed us demanding I take my sunglasses off. There were no signs stating "sunglasses were prohibited" this was so blatant. I thought it was a joke at first then shit got real.
A video posted by Claudia Jordan (@claudiajordan) on May 8, 2015 at 2:31pm PDT
Jordan, who was in Opelika, Ala. to see Ginuwine perform at the Opelika Event Center, believed she was kicked out of the mall because she was wearing sunglasses and black. She wrote that two white officers came to escort them out of the building. She also says other mall patrons, who wore sunglasses indoors too, were not harassed. “Never go to the Auburn Mall if you're a minority and you chose to wear sun glasses. Clearly it's against the law if you are black," she wrote.
Never go to the Auburn Mall if you're a minority and you chose to wear sun glasses. Clearly it's against the law if you are black. Meanwhile we saw 2 white women and a white man wearing sunglasses who were not harassed or even approached. There were no signs saying that sun glasses were not allowed. Please do NOT tell me racism is dead. I'm a classy, educated woman with no criminal record simply wanting to shop in the local mall who was harassed by punk ass mall security and police were called. The message is clear- our KIND was not welcomed here and they are willing to use any excuse to get us all the way up outta there. Way to go Auburn Mall!
A video posted by Claudia Jordan (@claudiajordan) on May 8, 2015 at 2:42pm PDT
After the experience, she sent a series of tweets to explain what just happened to her, even tagging Auburn Mall throughout her rant. Ginuwine even retweeted one of her tweets.
white patrons at the @VillageMallAU mall wearing sunglasses and NOT ONE POLICE officer or mall security guard HARASSED them like they did us— Claudia Jordan (@claudiajordan) May 8, 2015
They'd never get a dollar from me. Our entire party was well off & looking forward to our lil mall trip. We got the hell outta there— Claudia Jordan (@claudiajordan) May 8, 2015
Despite what happened at the mall today with me, @Ginuwine and the crew-we are STILL going to have an amazing time tonight at the show!— Claudia Jordan (@claudiajordan) May 9, 2015
Auburn Mall has not released a statement on Jordan's racial profiling claims.