Friday, 16 August 2013

Spanish bar owner in trouble over "Naked Waitress" raffle

The owner of a bar in Salobreña near Granada got into trouble with the police recently, after offering clients a chance to win a one-night stand with a nude waitress in a raffle, to promote an upcoming party.



Residents of the town of Salobreña were horrified to find out that the owner of a local bar was promoting a party, using posters offering a sexual relationship with a “naked waitress” to one lucky raffle ticket winner.

The party was due to happen on August 10, in a bar situated on the ground floor of an apartment block in Salobreña.

It turns out this isn't the first time the owner has upset his neighbors, who had already had enough of the excessive noise levels coming from the bar. The new competition proved to be the final straw for them.

They took the matter to the local town hall, and Spanish Civil Guard officers approached the owner of the bar prior to the event, which was due to take place last Saturday. The officers warned him of the criminal risks he was running by making such a lewd offer.

Apparently the owner of the bar decided to cancel the party, and says his decision was reached prior to receiving the townspeople’s complaints. 

María José García, Equality Councillor in Salobreña, has labelled the advertising campaign as “sexist and disrespectful towards women.” She told the Spanish news service EFE, “It incites prostitution and views women as mere objects.”

Reportedly, the owner of the bar, "Contrapunto" (or Counterpoint in English), Miguel Ángel Cortés, apologized to all that he may have offended and said that he had been badly advised upon the legality of such a party.