Friday, 11 April 2014

What's In A Name..?

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Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas said: “It’s disappointing that this club has chosen such an outdated name.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..!

10 comments:

bobo said...

The irony of opening a 'speakeasy-themed nightclub' in modern "you can't say that!" Britain.

Bucko The Moose said...

"this club appears not to mind alienating half of its potential clients.”"

I would be very surprised if it's only packed with lads every weekend.

Ted Treen said...

MP Caroline Lucas

Ye Gods. Another public sector (otherwise-unemployable) professional outragee.

Can't we find somewhere else to put them all?

Gruinard springs to mind...

Ian Hills said...

Once again, a member of the thought police tells us that something is outdated, and so by implication, should be banned, like the outdated sport of cockfighting.

John M said...

Caroline Lucas clearly has no sense of irony does she.

She's just a joyless, dried out... person.

Greencoat said...

'like the outdated sport of cockfighting'

Heavens Comrade! Surely you mean 'inter-genital combat'.

blueknight said...

Thinking back to the character Millie Tant in VIZ magazine, this is life imitating art

Anonymous said...

Indeed, men cannot be blonde. Theu may be blond.

Furor Teutonicus said...

XX Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas said: “It’s disappointing that this club has chosen such an outdated name.X

Oh do go away sweetie, and wash the dishes, or iron your husbands shirt, or something, and don't forget to take your welding set with you.

JuliaM said...

"The irony of opening a 'speakeasy-themed nightclub' in modern "you can't say that!" Britain."

Quite!

"Gruinard springs to mind..."

Bit tough on the poor seabirds.

"... like the outdated sport of cockfighting."

Which is surprisingly popular!

"Indeed, men cannot be blonde. Theu may be blond."

A distinction rarely heeded in newspapers...