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A Lot Of People Are Quite Angry About This "Offensive" Billboard From A Donegal Nightclub

By Jen

May 15, 2018 at 12:03pm

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A nightclub in Buncrana, Co. Donegal has come under sharp criticism over an advertising billboard.

The Liberty's nightclub advertisement depicted a female golfer with the words, "your 19th hole for the summer."

It was put up ahead of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open which is due to be played in Ballylaffin, Co. Donegal from the 5th to the 8th of July.

The advert states the nightclub is open every Saturday, bank holiday Sundays and the Friday of the Irish Open.

Since going up, many people took to Twitter calling for it to be taken down and to express their shock and anger.

The ASAI (Advertising Standards Authority Ireland) told Lovin.ie that 64 complaints have been received about the billboard and will now assess it in line with normal ASAI procedures.



One Twitter user told people to "deface" the ad if they found it offensive.

Another user said the billboard was an evidence that, "rape culture was alive and kicking."

Sinn Féin Senator Pádraig Maclochlainn called the nightclub out on Facebook: "This large billboard sign on the approach to my home town of Buncrana is just plain offensive to women. And it is offensive to men who respect the women in their lives."

Since the criticism, the billboard has been removed and the nightclub has posted a new cover photo on Facebook.

The photo is in reference to the recent oscar winning movie, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

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