A Perth pub has been forced to apologise for the way it promoted a “fraternity-themed” party, to be held on January 1.
“You teach her morals, we’ll teach her oral,” one of the signs that was hung outside the Brass Monkey Hotel in Northbridge read.
Another pointed to the “daughter drop off point”.
The public outcry was swift and severe.
“I think it’s disgusting behaviour! Liquor licensing should have a field day with this one,” one Facebook comment said.
“I’m totally disgusted that Management ever thought it was ever alright to hang these banners,” said another.
“We will never go there again and will tell everyone we know never to go there, disgusting behaviour! Shut your doors and never open again.”
The pub’s apology, or “Public Apology Notice”, was posted to Facebook yesterday.
“We have been contacted by concerned people from the WA community regarding banners that were placed on the exterior of our venue today for an upcoming Frat themed party,” the post reads.
“The team meant no offence or harm to anyone by the messages written on these banners and can see how they are inappropriate. These banners have now been taken down and will not be put up again. The team at the Brass Monkey Hotel would like to apologise for any one affected by these messages and hope that you have a great New Years.”
The party is still set to go ahead on New Year’s Day. And, according to many (now ex-) patrons, the apology simply isn’t good enough.
“This apology is utterly disingenuous, it seeks to minimise the issue as though it were not reasonable or predictable that the action would cause offence. It makes the behaviour of the “team” worse in my opinion,” one commenter said.