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Underwear stunt is so insensitive

IN these financially difficult times, pubs, clubs and other entertainment venues must keep coming up with new ways of attracting customers.

We all want good value for our money -- and a bit of fun when we go out these days.

But the promotion being run by one nightclub this weekend crosses a line.

The offer of a free drink in exchange for handing over one's underwear may of course be deemed massive fun for some young people

But in light of the fact that the club in question was the scene of an alleged sexual assault on a 15-year- old girl, it is incredibly insensitive.

This stunt is clearly aimed at encouraging young women to remove their underwear: after all, how many men do we really believe are going to remove their trousers to produce their underwear?

Crass, tasteless, insensitive -- take your pick.