Hakkasan Night Club in Las Vegas, no whales or hippos allowed

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  1. MutteringJohn

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    This girl was trying to arrange a Bachelorette party in Las Vegas at one of the hottest night clubs, Hakkasan in the MGM.
    She wanted the table comped. These are text messages between the girl and the host. The host wanted photos of all the women. I understand, why should club provide a table with free drinks for a bunch of fatties who are just going to bring the down the vibe at the club. "We don't comp anything ugly"

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    Although a Montreal nightclub is distancing itself from an invitation on its Facebook page that specified "NO FAT GIRLS ALLOWED!!!!!!!!!!" people familiar with the local party scene say clubs regularly -if not so overtly -discriminate based on looks.

    "Everybody knows. (Clubs) are selective," said Stefano Apostolakos, owner of SMAN Productions, a Montreal promotions company.

    A nightclub that wants to attract a certain kind of crowd will never openly turn people away based on weight, he said, but if people don't fit in with the club's look, a bouncer can still find some excuse to turn them away -whether it's a long wait time, an expensive bottle service fee or claiming the club is at capacity.

    (Discrimination) comes with the right to refuse entrance," Apostolakos said in an interview.

    Nightclubs can openly turn people away based on age or dress by setting age minimums or dress codes, he explained.

    The invitation was posted last week on the Facebook page of Muzique, a posh nightclub on St. Laurent Blvd., and included the ban on "fat girls," followed by the emoticon of a winking smiley face.

    The party was to celebrate the birthday of one of the club's partners on Saturday. The invitation was taken down on the weekend.

    "When I saw it, I freaked out. I was livid," said one plus-size woman who received the message as a member of Muzique's Facebook group.

    Speaking on condition that her name not be used, the woman said her weight has never stopped her from going out -but she won't be visiting Muzique if it discriminates against people who are overweight.

    The management at Muzique said the comment was an accident and they are thinking of posting an apology.

    "We didn't even realize (the comment) was there until a couple of days ago, and it was too late to retract it because the event had already happened," said John Jay, who oversees communication and marketing for Muzique.

    Jay says it was the party planners who posted the event invitation, not himself or the owners.

    He added that a friend of the club's partner thought it would be funny to add the line to the event invitation as "an inside joke."

    "It was taken down as soon as we found out about it," Jay said. "It was not an intentional thing. It was actually an accident. It was someone thinking he was funny.

    "We don't think it's funny at all."

    After the invitation went up, a handful of Facebook users expressed their disapproval. One user copied and emailed the event listing and the comments to The Gazette before they were taken off the Internet.

    "I found it immature and ridiculous," Joanelle Dufresne told the Gazette in an email. She posted a reaction to the invitation on Saturday.

    Another Facebook user wrote: "Is there going to be a weight scale at the entrance? What's the maximum weight to get in? Frankly, I thought I had seen everything until now."

    Shant Kojakian, who owns the Montreal promotions company Look Kool, said weight is not much of an issue at nightclubs.

    Race tends to be more of a factor when it comes to selecting people at the entrance, Kojakian said, adding that he's never seen a bouncer tell a potential customer he or she was too fat to get in.

    Of course, nightclubs want to attract a certain kind of clientele -people who are well-dressed and will spend money inside, Apostolakos and Kojakian said.

    "They'll never tell you you can't come in because of your looks," Apostolakos said.

    "But at the end of the day, that's what it comes down to, usually. ... It's the sad truth."
     
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    Hakkasan will be even more popular now. :golfclap:
     
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    Should just name club "No Fat Chicks Allowed". Then you aren't explicitly discriminating.
     
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    The Bouncer fat shamed shamu!!! :bigcry:
     
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    A simple "we don't comp without pictures" would have sufficed, the meathead host didn't have to be such a fucker. He probably looks like one of those orange, duck lipped Douchebags too.
     
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    Your butthurt is showing. :giggle:
     
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    who are you?
     
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    Hmm?

    Need me to ask @1Vegasgirl to take it easy on you? :console:
     
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    Don't you have a sister to fuck or something? Leave adult stuff to adults
     
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    I'll talk to her for you, lil fella. :(
     
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    Don't need to talk to your sister for me. I would fuck her but she fucks reggies
     
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    Now I have to get back to work so

    Until tonight

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    :jj:

    Decent melt. 3/10 with the assist going to @1Vegasgirl.
     
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    Where was I before some Captain Save a Ho distracted me?
     
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    Southern chicks rock
     
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    Got a link to the article? :dontknow: