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Shaquille O'Neal

REJECTED from Nightclub --

You're Dressed Like a Schlub!!!

11/17/2011 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Shaquille ONeal
Shaquille O'Neal
couldn't power his way through the lane at a New York nightclub this weekend -- getting TURNED AWAY at the door ... all because he was dressed like a lumberjack.

TMZ has learned ... Shaq rolled up to nightclub/restaurant Mars 2112 on Saturday night wearing jeans, a sweatshirt, tennis shoes and a beanie (pictured above with random fan later that night).

But according to the club promoter, Mike Mogul, Shaq's attire wasn't up to club standards ... so security politely informed the retired NBA star that he would not be allowed inside.

Sources at the club tell us Shaq calmly replied, "Are you serious?" ... then shrugged his shoulders and walked down the street to another place that welcomed The Diesel with open arms.

The move is pretty damn shocking, considering TONS of clubs would pay some serious jack to get Shaq to stop by, no matter what he was wearing!!

Denzel Washington does not have the same problem.

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1.

Eddie    

WHITE PEOPLE!! That's racist!!

1015 days ago
2.

Hammer    

haha he's only existent to public because he's 7 something foot tall. He's a cartoon!

1015 days ago
3.

Eric    

I would have knocked whoever made the decision out with a stack of 100 dollar bills if I were Shaq.

1015 days ago
4.

Jackie    

WOW!!...TMZ..today is Thursday...You are reporting on "news" which happened last weekend??

1014 days ago
5.

PopTart    

Some clubs have standards. If I saw him dressed like he is in the pic above, I wouldn't let him in either. And no one can say it's racist. White people as well as anyone can dress like slobs too! In this pic, he's dressed like a slob.

1014 days ago
6.

OJ Simpson    

Is the rumor true that he married Hoopz this past weekend without a prenup?

1014 days ago
7.

click    

The staff should have said:
Klaatu Barada Nikto! and let him in.

1014 days ago
8.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

Wow that was ballsy. I'm sure the patrons at the club, especially the groupies, would he happy to hear they turned away a superstar because of his attire. Is it a blue blood club who's patrons are not impressed by new money?

1014 days ago
9.

ohyesidid    

First of all, WTF is up with that vizio onsite survey box that won't go away? Second, Denzel looks classy in just about anything he wears! And weren't people complaining that he could get in without adhering to the dress code? Now people complain because a club did the opposite? Sheesh. Just. Can't. Win.

1014 days ago
10.

Jim    

But if he had a baseball cap on backwards, and his pants 1/2 down, with his boxers showing, they'd let him in?

1014 days ago
11.

janet    

Good for them, the club has a dress code. Enough of these celebs thinking they can do whatever they want.

1014 days ago
12.

Bird    

See Game? Take a lesson on being a man from Shaq. If you're not dressed properly for the establishment in which you're trying to enter, you go somewhere else. You don't go on your twitter page and cry about how "racist" the place was, you just realize you were wrong and move on. Nice work, Shaq!

1014 days ago
13.

Sassy    

At least he didn't raise a think and act all hoity toity about it. He double checked that they were indeed serious and moved on. Some celebs would've cursed, ran the "do you know who I am" line at the top of their lungs, etc.



Shaw quietly moved on. Good for him!

1014 days ago
14.

craig    

MARS 2112 is like Applebees or TGIF,i been there a dozen times dressed like that,since when are they so special?

i also would like to no if security decided on his own to cost on this poor business decision or if he called up to his manager?

Im sure someone lost there job on this stupid decision,these people at the front door are the kids that got beat up on the playground through high school so now they think they have all the power in the world but its not limelight circa 1990's or studio 54,give me a break

1014 days ago
15.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

I would have let him in

1014 days ago
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