A lap dancing club has been criticised after two girls promoting the venue gatecrashed a business awards evening.It seems they were invited in by some of the attendees. But oh, my word, the fuss that caused!
Two dancers from the Spearmint Rhino club, in Leicester city centre, handed out flyers to bemused guests after gaining access to the event, held at Leicester City's King Power Stadium on Thursday.
Organisers of the Leicestershire Property and Construction (ProCon) Awards said it was "despicable" the girls had used the private dinner to promote the lap dancing venue.Strangely, those organisers who were prepared to speak about this were - assuming from the names - both female:
Event organiser Allyson Jeffrey said: "They might have been standing outside and a couple of drunken guests said 'come on in', but this is just not on and I'm really annoyed. They were not invited and gatecrashed the event.Oh, good grief!
"It is one of the biggest business events in Leicestershire and has a reputation to maintain.
"People pay a lot of money to be associated with it and attend. I'm concerned that some people may have thought this had been officially organised.
"There would have been people in the room who would have been offended by it.
"We had mixed ages and religions there, as well as a number of women. It's not the image we want to convey."
Pam Allardice, chair of Leicestershire ProCon, the organisation behind the annual awards, said: "They were not invited in by anyone at ProCon nor was their presence sanctioned.I don't hear any complaints from the men....
"Even if they were invited in by two guests, it was a ticket-only event and only people holding tickets should have been allowed in.
"They had no right to do that and I think it's quite despicable that they seemed to have preyed on people whose defences were lowered while having a good time."