Wednesday 17 January 2018

Uproar as Dublin nightclub issues 'c***' stamp to patrons

The nightclub has caused a Twitter storm
The nightclub has caused a Twitter storm
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

The club night's initials, C U Next Tuesday, are stamped on the wrist of revellers upon entry.

A Dublin club night is at the centre of a Twitter storm...all because of "C U Next Tuesday."

Patrons who attend the club night in question are stamped with the word 'c***', which the organisers say stands for 'C U Next Tuesday'.

Some parents of the club-goers have expressed upset at seeing their teens come home with the word stamped on their forearms or wrists.

However, organisers have defended it, saying that they simply wanted to "desensitise" the word, which can be stamped onto revellers' wrists upon entry.

One upset parent said today: "I believe this isn't new. This is just a club night, I don't know who runs it.

"I find it very offensive. I don't know if it's an age thing - which I would be happy to accept - but, that is a word to describe a woman, that is the worst. I can't think of a worse word.

"It could be that maybe it has been diluted over time, but I doubt it. I think it's unnecessary. I know they're going for funny, FCUK, marketing, don't think it hits the mark. I think it's offensive.

"The club says they offer a different stamp, but in my opinion, they shouldn't be offering it at all. Certainly not to young girls, who are 18 and 19 years old. Now, they're not underage, they're all adults, but I feel it's inappropriate.

"What's the point? It's not funny. What are they aiming at? They have Facebook and Twitter pages, so it's not as if it's in any way a secret. I just don't get it.

"It's incredibly disappointing. When we've seen so much misogyny this last week, particularly in our national parliament, they're not providing an example of treating women well.

"I don't like the idea of young women having that stamped on them. It's a wrist to elbow stamp and some get it stamped on their chest."

Meanwhile, the organisers of the Tuesday night event at a South William Street nightclub and bar, said: "We mean it in a lighthearted way. We want to desensitise people to this very commonly used word.

"People only get it if they want it. We offer everyone the option of a different stamp."

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