Naked lunch

Sour grapes

Sour grapes

Feminists outraged that bar used topless women as serving trays.

An upmarket Sydney bar has caused outrage after hiring women to lie naked on the table with food on their bodies during a major event – with the models even made to hand feed guests.

People are threatening to boycott Cruise Bar, a popular venue at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney’s Circular Quay, following the spectacle at their relaunch party on Wednesday night.

Women’s advocate Melinda Tankard-Reist is one of the many objectors and she hopes people take a stand against the bar for ‘objectifying’ women.

‘I hope people decide to boycott Cruise Bar en masse for treating women like trays,’ Ms Tankard-Reist told Daily Mail Australia.

‘It is part of the ongoing objectification of women to use them as serving trays and just part of the buffet,’ said Ms Tankard-Reist. ‘It suggests they are part of the buffet really – saying “help yourself to the women’s bodies”.

Were the models paid? Then this is merely an act of capitalism between consenting adults, and that should be the end of the matter. Besides, Australia, birthplace of the dwarf-tossing game, has always celebrated the slightly outrageous. My kind of place (although I’d probably pass on eating a banana retrieved from the body of one of these ladies).


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9 responses to “Naked lunch

  1. edgewater

    the humorless nags who boycott the place can only make the venue more pleasant for the rest of us. btw, CF, i think most people peel the banana before eating..

  2. Accolay

    This would be ideal at J House

  3. It is now confirmed that Australians are fun-loving people.

  4. Yos

    How can a salad bar be vegan if it’s served with dairy?

  5. now who are the puritans ?

  6. A bit of folklore they tell you at Ft. Bragg: when the county legislature outlawed topless bars, the bars in Fayetteville went bottomless. Just sayin’