A bar has come under fire for hiring nearly naked women to lie on tables covered in fruit.
Cruise Bar, in Sydney’s Overseas Passenger Terminal, had the women pose on wooden trestle tables topless and wearing just a pair of skin-coloured underwear.
They were also required to place fruit in customers’ mouths.
Many people online expressed their disgust at the stunt…
Gee. Cruise Bar, the 1970s called... http://t.co/QVZUxQWAZ8— Tracey Spicer (@TraceySpicer) August 27, 2015
— Rashell Habib (@RashellHa) August 26, 2015
Although some didn’t have a problem with it…
@mashable with all the problems in the world people get outraged by this? Chill out— News View (@NewsView100) August 27, 2015
One user wrote on their Facebook page: "Thanks Cruise Bar for so openly showing your contempt for women and contributing to the disgusting view that women's bodies are just a utensil. I won't be coming to your venue when I'm looking for a night out."
Meanwhile feminist blogger Louise Pennington says the bar's actions "help perpetuate rape culture".
"This type of objectification dehumanises women and helps perpetuate rape culture," she says. "In an economy where jobs are scarce, women will be forced into this type of objectification.
"Women need access to well paid employment where their skills are appreciated - and waitressing is a skill."
Appalled by #CruiseBar launch in Sydney - not ok to treat women like this - we've cancelled our client event we had booked there in response— Jannine Fraser (@JannineFraser) August 28, 2015
Surely, at some point, someone puts their hand up and says, serving fruit off topless women may not be the greatest idea... #CruiseBar— Jedi (@TheRealJedi) August 27, 2015
Not only is it fucking disgusting, also health&safety issue jeeeez. #cruisebar— normal_variant (@normal_variant) August 27, 2015