The flyer above was an invite by a bar in Gemmayze to an event scheduled for this Friday, which invited guests to dress up as migrant domestic workers for the chance to win $100. [Link]
The event was cancelled after it was reported online by the Anti-Racist movement and drew a lot of online criticism. The bar’s name is Life bar.
Funny thing is, domestic workers themselves wouldn’t be allowed into the (or any) bar.
i wonder whose genius idea this was…
they’d be like “OMG i have the BEST idea to bring ppl to our bar!!!1!!11!!! let’s be RACIST! Lebanese ppl love racism! lolz”
OMG, how can it not be racist?
and their defense in the Daily Star article? TOTAL FAIL
“They do work all month to get it…” COME ON!!!
This sentence if its not offensive i dont know what it is
Dear (recipient) ,
please accept this letter as a formal apology for what happened on the 23rd of january 2012 and the invitation for the maid imitating event that was scheduled to be on the 27th of January 2012 and Life Bar Cancelled it.
It was not my intention to cause any damage or inconvenience . In retrospect , I believe the situation resulted from a misunderstanding , we usually create funny events in which our clients imitate different personalities and win prizes , we only thought to organize this competition just like any other organised at life bar before , without any intention of disrespect or discrimination or racism.
Life Bar respect every single human being regardless of their colour , race, sex ,job or nationality. While this is by no means an excuse for what happened , knowing the cause will help us guard against future mistakes.
The apology is even more ridiculous than the event itself.
The only thing the bar owners can do to prove otherwise, is to organize a cultural event where foreign workers can share their culture, food, drinks, etc. on a Saturday night with full house.