Anyone have any insight to what/why Club 33 would deny someone membership? Kevin Smith (Director, Actor) was doing a radio show here in the Bay Area last week and he mentioned (my memory might be off a bit but I'll try my best) that someone he knew was doing a deal with Disney. This someone that he knows asked for a membership to club 33 as part of his deal with Disney. For reasons Kevin Smith did not state, he was denied. Kevin Smith first alluded that it was racism, by saying something to the effect of 'I was shocked to learn stuff like that still happens, even there out of all places.' To clarify, Kevin Smith later made clear that it was not racism.
So in the end I was left wondering:
Is Kevin Smith just trying to be funny and sarcastic? -- or --
Did Kevin Smith mean that the person he knows was denied a membership because of religion? -- or --
Does Kevin Smith have no idea what he's talking about?
Or is there some other reason?