Thursday, January 26, 2012

Beirut bar cancels event inviting guests to dress as domestic workers

Speaking to The Daily Star Wednesday, the owner denied that the event was in any way racist. “You just put on a costume, it was supposed to be for fun. Some people misunderstood it and thought it was racist.”
On the emphasis on foreign nationalities in the posting, she said “We hadn’t meant it in that way at all. You didn’t have to dress as a foreigner, you could have just put on an apron and dressed as your mom.”
“We took the event down after two hours, as we realized people had misinterpreted it.”

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