The latest addition to Brighton and Hove’s night- time attractions has been criticised...Oh boy! *settles down with popcorn*
...for its “overtly sexist” name. New speakeasy-themed night- club Dirty Blonde, which held its invite-only opening night on Thursday, has been criticised by equality campaigners for its provocative name.Is anyone of any worth complaini...
Oh. Thought not:
Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas said: “It’s disappointing that this club has chosen such an outdated name.It's disappointing that there were clearly so few candidates of any worth you were electable, but... *shrugs*
“I thought that we had moved on from the overt sexism of the past, but this club appears not to mind alienating half of its potential clients.”Because Caroline doesn't realise men can be blonde too...
Ian Freeman, a spokesman for Dirty Blonde, said the bar name has “no relation to feminist or male issues” but was simply the name of a cocktail of vodka, vermouth, banana liqueur and pineapple juice that company CEO Reuben Harley tasted in a New York speakeasy.It sounds horrible, but so long as I don't have to drink one..
Mr Freeman said: “It is never our intention to be sexist. We want to attract people of both sexes to our nightclub.”This is Brighton, chum - set your sights a little higher. I'm pretty sure there's more than two sexes there..!