Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq has ordered Discotek to be closed following the video circulated showing half-naked women dancing and kissing. Beirut Governor Ziad Chbib also shared a video where he stated that the night club will be shutdown following the incident. Discotek had issued an apology earlier stating they were not aware of the individual actions of the performers.
To be honest, we’re definitely not used to seeing such acts in night clubs here and it’s hard to defend what happened but why couldn’t they fine the night club heavily instead of shutting it down? After all, this is an isolated incident that the management apologized for and justified in a post. Why take such extreme measures? And is the law being enforced on all night clubs breaking the law?
We’d like to apologize to those who attended Cirque Le Soir event on Friday. Neither Discotek management, nor the Cirque Le Soir management, were aware of the individual actions of the performers. Cirque Le Soir is a renowned show that is currently on a World Tour. We have conveyed our objection to Cirque Le Soir management for the unacceptable acts. We realize that some of you may have been offended and that was never our intention.
We hope that you accept this apology.