This Australian club no longer allows you to stare at someone.
There is a new policy at Club 77, located in Sydney, Australia, that prohibits people from staring at others.
In an Instagram post, the club stated, “As a nightclub, we encourage you to interact with strangers, however, any engagement MUST begin with verbal consent. This also applies if you are, for example, staring at someone from afar.”
Several safety officers have been hired by the club to enforce their policy against staring.
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As reported by the New York Post:
The days of checking someone out at a club are over.
An Australia nightclub said it will remove people who are caught staring at someone without that person’s consent.
Club 77 in Sydney included unwanted attention from strangers in its updated “zero-tolerance policy” on harassment.
The venue posted the woke update on its Instagram account, saying the club is “not a place to come to if your sole purpose is to ‘pick up.’ ”
“As a nightclub, we encourage you to interact with strangers, however any engagement MUST begin with verbal consent,” the statement read. “This also applies if you are, for example, staring at someone from afar.”
The club has hired designated “safety officers” — who will be wearing a pink hi-visibility vest — to handle complaints and concerns.
“If we receive reports of any behavior that has made someone feel uncomfortable, the reported individual will be removed from the venue and the police will be called,” the statement said.
A nightclub in Sydney has its ‘zero-tolerance’ policy on harassment to an all-new level by adding a clause on unwanted attention from strangers to it. In the club, staring will require verbal consent.@SehgalRahesha tells you more
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