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This bar in Australia used naked women as platters and offended just about everyone

When a PR stunt backfires.

A BAR IN SYDNEY, Australia has come in for all sorts of criticism after a launch party on Wednesday night drew a massive social media backlash.

The main cause of the outrage was that the event at Cruise Bar featured naked women used as serving trays:

platter2 Source: Instagram

And once the photos made social media, there was an immediate outcry

Tweet by @Melanie James Source: Melanie James/Twitter

As SBS reports, the bar was having its relaunch party on Wednesday night. And the way they used the hired models has not gone down well at all:

Tweet by @Sandra K Eckersley Source: Sandra K Eckersley/Twitter

The event and its choice of platters has gone on to make headlines at The Daily Mail and Mashable overnight

platter3 Source: Instagram

It has been noted that there were also topless men in attendance as part of the event – but from the photographic evidence, it doesn’t appear that they were used as human platters

platter4 Source: Instagram

Some people think it wasn’t the best idea for a PR launch party

Tweet by @Jedi Source: Jedi/Twitter

The bar hasn’t made a comment on the situation yet

Tweet by @Tracey Spicer Source: Tracey Spicer/Twitter

Written by David Elkin and posted on DailyEdge.ie

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