Taboo definitely did not expect backlash from a tweet they posted recently, explaining the dress code for ladies at the Sandton nightclub. Some of the rules included no kitten heels, no sneakers and no pumps. See the tweet below.
However, backlash is exactly what they got as women responded angrily to the tweet expressing their disapproval and disappointment that they're still being told what to wear in 2018.
And rightfully so, I mean why is it that wearing stiletto heels qualifies you as smart or sophisticated? Whatever happened to freedom of choice?
Women on Twitter also demanded that a dress code be compiled for men. The nightclub's account responded with this.
DRESS CODE— Taboo Sandton (@Taboo_jhb) October 3, 2018
Gents: Please note that the following will not be allowed through the red door..
-No Sweatpants/ Tracksuit Pants
-No Sports Jerseys
-No Flip Flops/ slides
Let’s keep it looking clean and proper please.
While we do appreciate the nightclub for trying to keep things balanced in the dress code for both men and women (even though they had to be told to do it), we won't forget the ever-present double standards.
No sneakers for women but men can wear them unless they are All Stars?
Below are some tweets from Twitter users who shared the same sentiments.
What you just wrote us further proof of how women are discriminated when it comes to how they dress. It’s men that want them to wear short clothing. What man wants to see another man in shorts?— Marvin Straight (@StrAightMARVIN) October 4, 2018
There's an underlying problem here Doctor which you seem to fail to understand. The dress code you speaking of in Clubs & workplace, was/is decided upon by men. Its based what men perceive to be "professional" at work and being "sexy "at the Club— Mangethe (@BayaMdingi) October 3, 2018
While any establishment reserves the right to implement rules regarding admission, behaviour and dress code, it is important that they aren't sexist or racist.
We contacted Taboo and they declined to comment.
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