A nightclub in Montreal, has specifically put a ban on overweight women, leaving a lot of club goers and partiers upset.
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.
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 all the time.
Club Owner Stefano Apostolakos:
“Everybody knows. Clubs are selective. 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,”
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.