A British woman claims she was refused entry to a pub in Canada after bouncers said she didn’t look like her passport photo.
Georgia Hirst says they also asked her to make a “crazy-eyed face” so she looked more like the image on her driver’s licence.
The teen had been out in Halifax with a cousin she was visiting, when the door supervisor demanded to see her Snapchat and Facebook account to verify who she was.
But even after handing them over, the 19 year old was still barred from going inside the Halifax Alehouse on Saturday night.
The minimum drinking age in Nova Scotia is 19, which differs from other parts of the country where drinking starts at 18, like in the UK.
Georgia, from North Yorkshire, said she thought the bouncers may have been confused as her ID was British.
Georgia told CBC in Canada: “He asked for my ID, and then he said, ‘Do you have anything else?’ So I gave him my passport, and then they said, ‘Do you have anything else?’.
“So I gave them a credit card, and then they asked to see my Snapchat and my Facebook.”
She added: “I was a bit shocked, to be honest. That’s enough to show that it is me.”
The Alehouse refused to comment on the incident.
A Canadian privacy lawyer David Fraser said staff should not be using people’s social media profiles to identify them.
He told CBC: “If you have bouncers who can’t identify and use a United Kingdom passport, then you don’t have competent bouncers.
“If they think that they have to resort to this in order to determine somebody’s identity, then they need to be much more careful about the training of their employees.”