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This bar owner’s response to a homophobic customer is just perfect

Nick Duffy December 7, 2014
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A bar owner has smacked down a company’s booking for a Christmas party, after they asked whether the venue was “Gay”.

Alex Proud – who runs Proud chain of venues in Camden and central London – tweeted the exchange with a big corporation.

An email from a major international car company – which he did not name – said: “We have our Christmas staff party booked for next Friday at Proud.

“Some of our staff have been told Proud is a Gay bar, is that correct?

“We need to know as it’s against some people’s religion so we will need to make them aware.

“Will we have our own seating area? If you could get back to ASAP that would be great.”

Mr Proud responded with a perfect smack-down, saying: “I think it best we cancel your visit. We are pretty gay and a lot of gay stuff happens here.

“Gay drinks, gay food, gay loos etc…

“Sorry to disappoint, booking cancelled.

“Best, Alex”

He later tweeted: “Some BIG companies (who will remain anonymous) tolerate homophobia. We do not. You should not.”

Related topics: Alex Proud, Anti-gay, Camden, Christmas, customer, Gay, homophobic, London, London, party, proud, restaurant

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