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CEOs and Office Hoes event at Kamloops nightclub creates controversy

CJ's Nightclub in downtown Kamloops.
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January 19, 2020 - 12:00 PM

A CEOs and Office Hoes theme night at a Kamloops nightclub this weekend is drawing fire from some who call the event sexist and misogynistic.

Last year, the Teenie Bikini Bistro created some controversy in the city. Front of house staff wore one or two-piece bathing suits for each of their shifts. The bistro didn't remain open for long.

On Jan. 17, Cactus Jacks’s will welcome those dressed in formal or sexy CEO or office attire with the men expected to wear a suit or blazer with a collared shirt and pants or jeans. The women, however, have some different rules for their attire and are expected to wear heels, a dress, blouse, skirt or pants.

Credit: FACEBOOK / Cactus Jack's Nightclub

In an event posting to the nightclub’s Facebook page, over 145 people have weighed in so far with their thoughts about the event with some calling out the club for being sexist and misogynistic.

Others suggest people simply avoid the event if it’s not for them, some think it is a great marketing ploy. 

Some, however, believe that the CEOs and Office Hoes roles don't need to be for men and women respectively, and recommend women put on their best power suit with shoulder pads, while the men take on the hoe role.

Other commenters say the controversial event might deter bands from performing at the venue, where artists such as The Glorious Sons, Sean Kingston, Bahama’s and Alex Cuba have been booked.

Late last year, Cactus Jack's had an Anything But Clothes party where partygoers were encouraged to wear anything so long as it was not actually clothing.

Some of its advertising for the event focused on scantily clad women and a vibrator for the bar's mechanical bull.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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