Montreal nightclub Muzique says they were joking when they posted a message on their Facebook page reading ‘NO FAT GIRLS ALLOWED!!!!!!’ — but in my opinion, this kind of discrimination is NOT a laughing matter
I’ve heard some serious BS in my life, but I’d have to say this report ranks pretty high on my list of the most ridiculous, unfair and unfortunate things I’ve yet to encounter. A Montreal nightclub has placed a tongue-in-cheek ban on fat girls. Yeah, that’s hilarious.
The Montreal Gazette reports that Canadian club Muzique sent out an invite on its Facebook page reading “NO FAT GIRLS ALLOWED!!!!!” followed by a wink emoticon. Although the invite – promoting a birthday party for one of the club’s owners – WAS eventually taken down, it wasn’t until after the event actually occurred. Additionally, several scenesters tell them the club frequently judges its clientele based on their looks. While that’s nothing new – and completely unsurprising – outright denying someone entry based on their weight or appearance isn’t just lousy – it’s illegal.
“Everybody knows. (Clubs) are selective,” Stefano Apostolakos, owner of Montreal promotions company SMAN Productions, told the Gazette, adding, “(Discrimination) comes with the right to refuse entrance…[but] they’ll never tell you you can’t come in because of your looks.”
Come on people, get with the program! There is a teensy weensy thumbnail sized number of people on this planet that are considered genetically perfect – and there aren’t enough of those people in existence to fill up YOUR venue on a Friday night.
Look at actresses like Nikki Blonsky, who are considered large by industry standards. Not only is she living the life with a new, hit TV show, Huge, but she doesn’t have to look weight or feel bad about who she is. “I’ve had so many people tell me if I want to get roles, I have to lose weight,” she told the Boston Herald. “Well, I wonder if they’re eating their words – no pun intended – now.”
Nikki herself has told HollywoodLife.com, “I don’t think you need to be stick thin to make it in Hollywood. I think you need to be yourself.”
How dare you attempt to make women feel like they don’t belong, you sizist bastards? We are beautiful and unique because of our flaws and imperfections – and we want nothing to do with your antiquated Hollywood attitude. In fact, we’ll happily hang out at the dive bar right around the corner instead. So yeah, I’m pretty sure Muzique is going to be feeling the outrage from their discrimination right where it counts — in their pockets.