Box denys 'Ugly Bettys'
Ugly Betty - a new US series which has just hit our screens, detailing the life of a twenty-something hoping to make it in the fashion industry when, in reality she has been hired by her boss' father with confidence in the fact that he's unlikely to be distracted by her less than glamorous appearance.
The Box - a new nightclub in the Odessey Pavillion which last week allegedly denied entry to two girls without giving any sort of explanation. A caller to a radio show claiming to be a bouncer at the club said they weren't 'smart and sexy' which is apparently the type of clientelle the club wishes to attract. However, the officials at the new establishment refused to comment.
There have been numerous complaints to radio shows since and one daily newspaper interviewed the girls who said they won't be returnng to the nightclub. In trying to find an explanation other than that of complete superficiality one encounters many difficulties. The girls hadn't been drinking, weren't under 18 and neither sported the casual look of trainers and a tracksuit. Sadly therefore, one can't help but arrive at the conclusion that these two girls were indeed refused entry because their appearance did not fit the bill.
Has the idea that 'image is everything' been taken to a new level? Should a club have the right to deny a person entry on their appearance alone?