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Kilroy’s Recess Tweet Encouraging Rape Culture?

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A Bloomington nightclub is taking a lot of criticism after posting a controversial tweet that critics say encourages “rape culture.”

The tweet, sent Friday evening, was addressed to Indiana University alumni Mark Cuban.

"@mcuban come check out your old place! Spoiler: We got rid of the wet t-shirt contests, but kept the underage girls," the now deleted tweet said.

The building that now holds Kilroy's Recess was once Cuban's bar in the 1980s, Motley's Pub. The pub closed after it was cited for having underage customers, including one participating in a wet T-shirt contest.

Nicole Freeman, identified as director of marketing, released an apology posted on the Facebook page.

We unequivocally apologize for last night’s tweet. We recognized immediately that our joke was made in bad taste and quickly deleted it from our account.

We take the safety of our customers very seriously and work extremely hard to provide a conducive environment to do so. We have worked with Culture of Care, our employees, and the authorities to create and maintain a safe and positive environment for our patrons and we will continue to do so moving forward.”

In response to the tweet, Bloomington based Switchyard Brewing Company said it would not distribute beer to any Kilroy’s location across the state.

Both Hammer and Nigel thought the idea that this tweet promoted rape culture was ridiculous.

“There are restaurants doing way worse things than this. You go over to Hooters promoting to come to their bar to see a nice lovely lady wearing little clothing, but nobody is upset about that.”


"When I saw the tweet, my first thought was, 'that's a little creepy'. I wasn't thinking 'that's rape culture'."


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