Actor Kirk Acevedo strongly suggests discrimination after being locked out of Vancouver Coach store

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      Maybe it was the Jackie Robinson T-shirt.

      Or perhaps it was the way he looked.

      But for whatever reason, actor Kirk Acevedo says he was locked out of the high-end Coach store in the 700 block of Burrard Street in Vancouver on July 31.

      He's in Vancouver to film the TV show Arrow. He revealed on Twitter that a white woman was allowed inside the shop while he had to stand outside on the sidewalk.

      "The salesperson looked me up and down and asked me, 'if I was going to buy anything?' AND when I said, did you really ask me that?! She preceded [sic] to lock the door on me!" Acevedo stated.

      The 46-year-old American actor was born in Brooklyn and is of Puerto Rican heritage.

      Earlier this month, Coach unveiled its new Dreamer bag, which features prominent Hispanic American Selena Gomez in its promotional campaign. But Acevedo's recent experience may not help the company's efforts in reaching out to Latinos.

      Acevedo's Twitter account often criticizes Donald Trump on a wide range of issues, including his bigotry.

      But this is the first time that Acevedo has publicly highlighted being the victim of discrimination in Vancouver.

      He's previously appeared in Oz, Band of Brothers, 12 Monkeys, The Thin Red Line, and Planet of the Apes

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