Club banned for ‘f***fest’

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AN ad­vert for a night­club which stated it was a ‘F***fest’ and that club­bers could ‘go home with a stranger’ and see more ‘F**king than David At­ten­bor­ough could han­dle’ has been banned.

The flyer was handed out to stu­dents at Aberdeen Univer­sity for a Valen­tine’s Day event in Fe­bru­ary this year, and urged them to sam­ple cheap booze at 70p a shot.

One com­plainant to the Ad­ver­tis­ing Stan­dards Au­thor­ity was Aberdeen Univer­sity, which awarded David At­ten­bor­ough an hon­ourary de­gree in 2008.

Aberdeen City Coun­cil and a mem­ber of the public com­plained that the ad, for the Pearl Lounge, was of­fen­sive as it fea­tured ‘sex­u­ally ex­plicit ma­te­rial’ and was ir­re­spon­si­ble as ‘Go home with a stranger’ en­cour­aged ‘po­ten­tially un­safe prac­tices’.

Bosses at the club said it ‘did not sup­port the mes­sage in the leaflet’ and that it was not the pro­moter’s in­ten­tion ‘to cause harm or of­fence’.

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