Pub pulls sexist frat banners after outrage
AN Australian pub has been forced to apologise after hanging sexist and sexually degrading frat party banners from the balconies, sparking a public backlash.
Perth Now reports the Brass Monkey Hotel in Northbridge has now removed the signs - emblazoned with slogans such as "You teach her MORALS. We'll teach her ORAL" - after being inundated with complaints on Thursday.
Other signs said "Our couches pull out, but we don't", "Drop your freshmen daughters off here" and "Drop panties not bombs."
"You've lost my and my friends' business until you permanently take down the misogynistic banners and publicly apologise for putting them up," one person wrote on the pub's Facebook page.
Perth local Sam Lara shared images of the signs and called for people to "unleash some 1 star reviews on Brass Monkey Hotel for degrading women publicly."
"This is not humour. This is why rape victims do not come forward and why rapists become repeat offenders. Please let's make an example out of the decision-makers behind this," she wrote on Facebook.
The hotel's management apologised in a statement on Facebook.
"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 statement said.
The statement continued: "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 banners were advertising an event called the Frat Fest Weekend, featuring "college games, beer pong, obscure sports jelly shots and red cups".
A rival pub has taken advantage of the Brass Monkey's bad press by hanging from their own balcony a sign stating, "Women are amazing."