Apology after Evil Eye Lounge in Stonegate names drink after illegal drug Rohypnol

Staff member Anna Hartley holds a glass of the “Rohypnol shot” at the Evil Eye Lounge

Staff member Anna Hartley holds a glass of the “Rohypnol shot” at the Evil Eye Lounge

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A YORK bar has apologised over the upset caused by a “stupid decision” to name a drink after an illegal date rape drug.

Evil Eye Lounge, in Stonegate, this week decided to promote its “Rohypnol shot”, after the controversial drug, on its Facebook page, quickly attracting online complaints.

It said: “We wouldn’t be Evil Eye if we didn’t fight against the grain and get under people’s skin a little... so may I introduce the Rohypnol shot and Tough Love cocktail! Our anti- Valentine’s day is coming along nicely!”

Online commenters were quick to condemn the name of the drink which is a mix of Creme de Mure, Baileys and red absinthe.

Dave Hartley, who works at the bar and oversees the online material, said there was a “pretty even split” of opinions on Facebook about the new name, but the bar decided it would be best to change it.

He said: “Within five minutes of putting it up on Facebook, we realised it was a stupid idea, and took it down and apologised.

“A lot of people started thinking it was a publicity stunt on our part, but it wasn’t. It was just a stupid decision by the three of us.”

The advertisement was swiftly removed from the bar’s Facebook page, and replaced by an apology which read: “Well, it seems we went too far yet again.

“We apologise for any offence caused to anyone and would like to say at no point do we support the spiking of drinks in any form.

“It was just a name for a cocktail, just as ‘Blood From A Cat’s Face’ doesn’t support cruelty to animals and ‘Kick In The Head’ doesn’t support violence of any kind. We do our utmost to prevent such events taking place in here and have had no incidents in here that we’re aware of.”

Press reader Ashley Porter said the decision showed “poor judgement”, and that although the bar had removed the status, it seemed “like something they should apologise for”.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: “Sexual violence is not something anyone should ever take lightly.

“Treating it in such a frivolous manner is utterly irresponsible.”

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9:17am Thu 14 Feb 13

PhilTopping says...

Clever. Shock the YEP, get a nice headline in the paper, withdraw the item and bathe in the publicity.

Should be worth a few £000s extra a week in takings and it's cost them nothing.

A tactic as old as the hills.
Clever. Shock the YEP, get a nice headline in the paper, withdraw the item and bathe in the publicity. Should be worth a few £000s extra a week in takings and it's cost them nothing. A tactic as old as the hills. PhilTopping
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9:23am Thu 14 Feb 13

roskoboskovic says...

well the old advertising ploy still works and the old press still falls for it.
well the old advertising ploy still works and the old press still falls for it. roskoboskovic
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9:27am Thu 14 Feb 13

Big Bad Wolf says...

roskoboskovic wrote:
well the old advertising ploy still works and the old press still falls for it.
Or does it?
[quote][p][bold]roskoboskovic[/bold] wrote: well the old advertising ploy still works and the old press still falls for it.[/p][/quote]Or does it? Big Bad Wolf
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9:42am Thu 14 Feb 13

P3TER1 says...

Big Bad Wolf wrote:
roskoboskovic wrote:
well the old advertising ploy still works and the old press still falls for it.
Or does it?
Yes, they published it! As far as press advertising goes the headline is pretty good, contains the name and the location.
[quote][p][bold]Big Bad Wolf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roskoboskovic[/bold] wrote: well the old advertising ploy still works and the old press still falls for it.[/p][/quote]Or does it?[/p][/quote]Yes, they published it! As far as press advertising goes the headline is pretty good, contains the name and the location. P3TER1
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9:42am Thu 14 Feb 13

Woody G Mellor says...

So a local business gets some free publicity. What's wrong with that?
So a local business gets some free publicity. What's wrong with that? Woody G Mellor
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9:52am Thu 14 Feb 13

anti-rant says...

I love the Evil Eye - great food, tasty drinks and a bit frayed around the edges.
I love the Evil Eye - great food, tasty drinks and a bit frayed around the edges. anti-rant
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10:20am Thu 14 Feb 13

Podlet says...

They should have gone for the generic name and called it flunitrazepam, although that might be a bit hard to say after drinking a few of them.
They should have gone for the generic name and called it flunitrazepam, although that might be a bit hard to say after drinking a few of them. Podlet
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11:06am Thu 14 Feb 13

capt spaulding says...

Woody G Mellor wrote:
So a local business gets some free publicity. What's wrong with that?
Didnt do Blue Moon trading any harm when J A had a right dig at them and intimated he would have them shut down.
[quote][p][bold]Woody G Mellor[/bold] wrote: So a local business gets some free publicity. What's wrong with that?[/p][/quote]Didnt do Blue Moon trading any harm when J A had a right dig at them and intimated he would have them shut down. capt spaulding
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11:16am Thu 14 Feb 13

PhilTopping says...

The funny thing is, the only demographic that could possibly be insulted by the name of this cocktail, is the one demographic that wouldn't enter into such a venue.

This is a Daily Mail type story, designed to keep the "outraged middle classes" suitably irritated about "modern Britain".

Then again, the Daily Mail does very well in the UK. Maybe we can expect to read more stories of "Broken Britain".
The funny thing is, the only demographic that could possibly be insulted by the name of this cocktail, is the one demographic that wouldn't enter into such a venue. This is a Daily Mail type story, designed to keep the "outraged middle classes" suitably irritated about "modern Britain". Then again, the Daily Mail does very well in the UK. Maybe we can expect to read more stories of "Broken Britain". PhilTopping
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12:20pm Thu 14 Feb 13

YorkJester says...

Evil Eye is a great place, good food and drinks and a nice friendly atmosphere.

Unfortunately on the weekend if fills up with a lot of rabble that really kill to mood, theres been a noticable change of clientelle over the past eyar
Evil Eye is a great place, good food and drinks and a nice friendly atmosphere. Unfortunately on the weekend if fills up with a lot of rabble that really kill to mood, theres been a noticable change of clientelle over the past eyar YorkJester
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12:27pm Thu 14 Feb 13

Bucktrout says...

This is the most apaling thing I've ever heard. Never before have I found myself in such horror. Disgraceful, utterly disgraceful.

Let's use this opportunity to deal with with all the other drink names which clearly force people into crime.

Bloody Marys - they promote violence agaist people called Mary.

And Jagerbombs, which may lead someone towards a life of terrorism.

And Screwdrivers for that matter, because.. well.. they discriminate against hammers.
This is the most apaling thing I've ever heard. Never before have I found myself in such horror. Disgraceful, utterly disgraceful. Let's use this opportunity to deal with with all the other drink names which clearly force people into crime. Bloody Marys - they promote violence agaist people called Mary. And Jagerbombs, which may lead someone towards a life of terrorism. And Screwdrivers for that matter, because.. well.. they discriminate against hammers. Bucktrout
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12:33pm Thu 14 Feb 13

THE_JABINATOR says...

Over priced bar, takes ages to get served, typical York, 10 years behind everywhere else in The North.
Over priced bar, takes ages to get served, typical York, 10 years behind everywhere else in The North. THE_JABINATOR
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1:10pm Thu 14 Feb 13

ShunGokuSatsu says...

YorkJester wrote:
Evil Eye is a great place, good food and drinks and a nice friendly atmosphere. Unfortunately on the weekend if fills up with a lot of rabble that really kill to mood, theres been a noticable change of clientelle over the past eyar
I can assure you, the clientele has remained pretty much exactly the same for a decade, ever since the Eye was an attic bar above Forever Changes.
[quote][p][bold]YorkJester[/bold] wrote: Evil Eye is a great place, good food and drinks and a nice friendly atmosphere. Unfortunately on the weekend if fills up with a lot of rabble that really kill to mood, theres been a noticable change of clientelle over the past eyar[/p][/quote]I can assure you, the clientele has remained pretty much exactly the same for a decade, ever since the Eye was an attic bar above Forever Changes. ShunGokuSatsu
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1:25pm Thu 14 Feb 13

Prob says...

ShunGokuSatsu wrote:
YorkJester wrote:
Evil Eye is a great place, good food and drinks and a nice friendly atmosphere. Unfortunately on the weekend if fills up with a lot of rabble that really kill to mood, theres been a noticable change of clientelle over the past eyar
I can assure you, the clientele has remained pretty much exactly the same for a decade, ever since the Eye was an attic bar above Forever Changes.
Exactly the same? Doubt it.

I used to go a lot in the early days, especially when it was just upstairs.

Now it's too busy, expensive and takes forever to be served (the last straw was the last time I went - a Thursday - and didn't get served for half an hour)
[quote][p][bold]ShunGokuSatsu[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YorkJester[/bold] wrote: Evil Eye is a great place, good food and drinks and a nice friendly atmosphere. Unfortunately on the weekend if fills up with a lot of rabble that really kill to mood, theres been a noticable change of clientelle over the past eyar[/p][/quote]I can assure you, the clientele has remained pretty much exactly the same for a decade, ever since the Eye was an attic bar above Forever Changes.[/p][/quote]Exactly the same? Doubt it. I used to go a lot in the early days, especially when it was just upstairs. Now it's too busy, expensive and takes forever to be served (the last straw was the last time I went - a Thursday - and didn't get served for half an hour) Prob
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1:55pm Thu 14 Feb 13

NoMorePlease says...

In poor taste no more seroous than that
In poor taste no more seroous than that NoMorePlease
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2:04pm Thu 14 Feb 13

deathwatch says...

Woody G Mellor wrote:
So a local business gets some free publicity. What's wrong with that?
It's not just "free publicity"! If they called a drink 'kiddie-raper' would that amount to 'a bit of harmless free publicity?
They have gained a degree of publicity from this article. But for the WRONG reasons.
A lot of vulnerable young people have suffered horrific sexual assaults due to their drinks being tainted with a date rape drug such as Rohypnol. To try and "promote" a drink named as such is a slap in the face to the victims. And for the premises to smugly say: "Well, it seems we went too far. Yet again." Until they do it "yet again" for more 'free publicity'.
those that don't see this as a problem are as bad as the rapists who carry out these type of cowardly attacks on vulnerable young people.
[quote][p][bold]Woody G Mellor[/bold] wrote: So a local business gets some free publicity. What's wrong with that?[/p][/quote]It's not just "free publicity"! If they called a drink 'kiddie-raper' would that amount to 'a bit of harmless free publicity? They have gained a degree of publicity from this article. But for the WRONG reasons. A lot of vulnerable young people have suffered horrific sexual assaults due to their drinks being tainted with a date rape drug such as Rohypnol. To try and "promote" a drink named as such is a slap in the face to the victims. And for the premises to smugly say: "Well, it seems we went too far. Yet again." Until they do it "yet again" for more 'free publicity'. those that don't see this as a problem are as bad as the rapists who carry out these type of cowardly attacks on vulnerable young people. deathwatch
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2:18pm Thu 14 Feb 13

bob the builder says...

roskoboskovic wrote:
well the old advertising ploy still works and the old press still falls for it.
I was only saying that myself yesterday! It's a bit like putting horsemeat in cheap burgers, it's a filler for those who don't know better. I treat local press as entertainment, rather than providing informative news. The precursor was the Victorian penny dreadful.
[quote][p][bold]roskoboskovic[/bold] wrote: well the old advertising ploy still works and the old press still falls for it.[/p][/quote]I was only saying that myself yesterday! It's a bit like putting horsemeat in cheap burgers, it's a filler for those who don't know better. I treat local press as entertainment, rather than providing informative news. The precursor was the Victorian penny dreadful. bob the builder
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2:54pm Thu 14 Feb 13

Woody G Mellor says...

deathwatch wrote:
Woody G Mellor wrote:
So a local business gets some free publicity. What's wrong with that?
It's not just "free publicity"! If they called a drink 'kiddie-raper' would that amount to 'a bit of harmless free publicity?
They have gained a degree of publicity from this article. But for the WRONG reasons.
A lot of vulnerable young people have suffered horrific sexual assaults due to their drinks being tainted with a date rape drug such as Rohypnol. To try and "promote" a drink named as such is a slap in the face to the victims. And for the premises to smugly say: "Well, it seems we went too far. Yet again." Until they do it "yet again" for more 'free publicity'.
those that don't see this as a problem are as bad as the rapists who carry out these type of cowardly attacks on vulnerable young people.
That must be the longest overreaction post I've ever read! Well done!
[quote][p][bold]deathwatch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woody G Mellor[/bold] wrote: So a local business gets some free publicity. What's wrong with that?[/p][/quote]It's not just "free publicity"! If they called a drink 'kiddie-raper' would that amount to 'a bit of harmless free publicity? They have gained a degree of publicity from this article. But for the WRONG reasons. A lot of vulnerable young people have suffered horrific sexual assaults due to their drinks being tainted with a date rape drug such as Rohypnol. To try and "promote" a drink named as such is a slap in the face to the victims. And for the premises to smugly say: "Well, it seems we went too far. Yet again." Until they do it "yet again" for more 'free publicity'. those that don't see this as a problem are as bad as the rapists who carry out these type of cowardly attacks on vulnerable young people.[/p][/quote]That must be the longest overreaction post I've ever read! Well done! Woody G Mellor
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3:03pm Thu 14 Feb 13

deathwatch says...

Woody G Mellor wrote:
deathwatch wrote:
Woody G Mellor wrote:
So a local business gets some free publicity. What's wrong with that?
It's not just "free publicity"! If they called a drink 'kiddie-raper' would that amount to 'a bit of harmless free publicity?
They have gained a degree of publicity from this article. But for the WRONG reasons.
A lot of vulnerable young people have suffered horrific sexual assaults due to their drinks being tainted with a date rape drug such as Rohypnol. To try and "promote" a drink named as such is a slap in the face to the victims. And for the premises to smugly say: "Well, it seems we went too far. Yet again." Until they do it "yet again" for more 'free publicity'.
those that don't see this as a problem are as bad as the rapists who carry out these type of cowardly attacks on vulnerable young people.
That must be the longest overreaction post I've ever read! Well done!
Of course. Concern over date rape drugs is 'over-reaction'. I assume you're one of the type that think that if a woman has had a few drinks and dressed in a miniskirt, she's "asking for it"?
A friend of mine was repeatedly assaulted following her drink being 'spiked', (just over two years ago) and she still hasn't - and probably never will be - fully recovered. The Police weren't interested. All they kept saying was, well you'd 'had a few drinks' so your account is "unreliable". She was treated as a nuisance by male officers, one of whom even made lecherous leering remarks whilst she was trying to give a statement. No specialist female officer to help, no offer of support/counselling, no medical exam...So, yes, I DO feel strongly about this issue. So I apologise for "over-reacting".
Jeez....
[quote][p][bold]Woody G Mellor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]deathwatch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woody G Mellor[/bold] wrote: So a local business gets some free publicity. What's wrong with that?[/p][/quote]It's not just "free publicity"! If they called a drink 'kiddie-raper' would that amount to 'a bit of harmless free publicity? They have gained a degree of publicity from this article. But for the WRONG reasons. A lot of vulnerable young people have suffered horrific sexual assaults due to their drinks being tainted with a date rape drug such as Rohypnol. To try and "promote" a drink named as such is a slap in the face to the victims. And for the premises to smugly say: "Well, it seems we went too far. Yet again." Until they do it "yet again" for more 'free publicity'. those that don't see this as a problem are as bad as the rapists who carry out these type of cowardly attacks on vulnerable young people.[/p][/quote]That must be the longest overreaction post I've ever read! Well done![/p][/quote]Of course. Concern over date rape drugs is 'over-reaction'. I assume you're one of the type that think that if a woman has had a few drinks and dressed in a miniskirt, she's "asking for it"? A friend of mine was repeatedly assaulted following her drink being 'spiked', (just over two years ago) and she still hasn't - and probably never will be - fully recovered. The Police weren't interested. All they kept saying was, well you'd 'had a few drinks' so your account is "unreliable". She was treated as a nuisance by male officers, one of whom even made lecherous leering remarks whilst she was trying to give a statement. No specialist female officer to help, no offer of support/counselling, no medical exam...So, yes, I DO feel strongly about this issue. So I apologise for "over-reacting". Jeez.... deathwatch
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3:24pm Thu 14 Feb 13

GooseTrackLane says...

deathwatch wrote:
Woody G Mellor wrote:
deathwatch wrote:
Woody G Mellor wrote:
So a local business gets some free publicity. What's wrong with that?
It's not just "free publicity"! If they called a drink 'kiddie-raper' would that amount to 'a bit of harmless free publicity?
They have gained a degree of publicity from this article. But for the WRONG reasons.
A lot of vulnerable young people have suffered horrific sexual assaults due to their drinks being tainted with a date rape drug such as Rohypnol. To try and "promote" a drink named as such is a slap in the face to the victims. And for the premises to smugly say: "Well, it seems we went too far. Yet again." Until they do it "yet again" for more 'free publicity'.
those that don't see this as a problem are as bad as the rapists who carry out these type of cowardly attacks on vulnerable young people.
That must be the longest overreaction post I've ever read! Well done!
Of course. Concern over date rape drugs is 'over-reaction'. I assume you're one of the type that think that if a woman has had a few drinks and dressed in a miniskirt, she's "asking for it"?
A friend of mine was repeatedly assaulted following her drink being 'spiked', (just over two years ago) and she still hasn't - and probably never will be - fully recovered. The Police weren't interested. All they kept saying was, well you'd 'had a few drinks' so your account is "unreliable". She was treated as a nuisance by male officers, one of whom even made lecherous leering remarks whilst she was trying to give a statement. No specialist female officer to help, no offer of support/counselling, no medical exam...So, yes, I DO feel strongly about this issue. So I apologise for "over-reacting".
Jeez....
"those that don't see this as a problem are as bad as the rapists"
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Come on "Deathwatch" (grrrrr). That's not really true, is it.

Admit you over-reacted.
Just a bit.
A teenie weenie little bit.
[quote][p][bold]deathwatch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woody G Mellor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]deathwatch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woody G Mellor[/bold] wrote: So a local business gets some free publicity. What's wrong with that?[/p][/quote]It's not just "free publicity"! If they called a drink 'kiddie-raper' would that amount to 'a bit of harmless free publicity? They have gained a degree of publicity from this article. But for the WRONG reasons. A lot of vulnerable young people have suffered horrific sexual assaults due to their drinks being tainted with a date rape drug such as Rohypnol. To try and "promote" a drink named as such is a slap in the face to the victims. And for the premises to smugly say: "Well, it seems we went too far. Yet again." Until they do it "yet again" for more 'free publicity'. those that don't see this as a problem are as bad as the rapists who carry out these type of cowardly attacks on vulnerable young people.[/p][/quote]That must be the longest overreaction post I've ever read! Well done![/p][/quote]Of course. Concern over date rape drugs is 'over-reaction'. I assume you're one of the type that think that if a woman has had a few drinks and dressed in a miniskirt, she's "asking for it"? A friend of mine was repeatedly assaulted following her drink being 'spiked', (just over two years ago) and she still hasn't - and probably never will be - fully recovered. The Police weren't interested. All they kept saying was, well you'd 'had a few drinks' so your account is "unreliable". She was treated as a nuisance by male officers, one of whom even made lecherous leering remarks whilst she was trying to give a statement. No specialist female officer to help, no offer of support/counselling, no medical exam...So, yes, I DO feel strongly about this issue. So I apologise for "over-reacting". Jeez....[/p][/quote]"those that don't see this as a problem are as bad as the rapists" - - Come on "Deathwatch" (grrrrr). That's not really true, is it. Admit you over-reacted. Just a bit. A teenie weenie little bit. GooseTrackLane
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3:35pm Thu 14 Feb 13

Old_Man says...

I don't like Evil Eye but I don't have a problem with the name of the drink. I also haven't raped anyone. What does that make me?
I don't like Evil Eye but I don't have a problem with the name of the drink. I also haven't raped anyone. What does that make me? Old_Man
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3:48pm Thu 14 Feb 13

GooseTrackLane says...

According to Deathwatch (grrrrr), you are a MONSTER!!!
According to Deathwatch (grrrrr), you are a MONSTER!!! GooseTrackLane
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3:48pm Thu 14 Feb 13

jonbonce says...

I once drank sex on the beach but just ended up banging Harvey
I once drank sex on the beach but just ended up banging Harvey jonbonce
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3:53pm Thu 14 Feb 13

powerwatt says...

'It's now very common to hear people say, "I'm rather offended by that", as if that gives them certain rights. It's no more than a whine. It has no meaning, it has no purpose, it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. "I'm offended by that." Well, so **** what?' —Stephen Fry
'It's now very common to hear people say, "I'm rather offended by that", as if that gives them certain rights. It's no more than a whine. It has no meaning, it has no purpose, it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. "I'm offended by that." Well, so **** what?' —Stephen Fry powerwatt
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4:21pm Thu 14 Feb 13

Woody G Mellor says...

deathwatch wrote:
Woody G Mellor wrote:
deathwatch wrote:
Woody G Mellor wrote:
So a local business gets some free publicity. What's wrong with that?
It's not just "free publicity"! If they called a drink 'kiddie-raper' would that amount to 'a bit of harmless free publicity?
They have gained a degree of publicity from this article. But for the WRONG reasons.
A lot of vulnerable young people have suffered horrific sexual assaults due to their drinks being tainted with a date rape drug such as Rohypnol. To try and "promote" a drink named as such is a slap in the face to the victims. And for the premises to smugly say: "Well, it seems we went too far. Yet again." Until they do it "yet again" for more 'free publicity'.
those that don't see this as a problem are as bad as the rapists who carry out these type of cowardly attacks on vulnerable young people.
That must be the longest overreaction post I've ever read! Well done!
Of course. Concern over date rape drugs is 'over-reaction'. I assume you're one of the type that think that if a woman has had a few drinks and dressed in a miniskirt, she's "asking for it"?
A friend of mine was repeatedly assaulted following her drink being 'spiked', (just over two years ago) and she still hasn't - and probably never will be - fully recovered. The Police weren't interested. All they kept saying was, well you'd 'had a few drinks' so your account is "unreliable". She was treated as a nuisance by male officers, one of whom even made lecherous leering remarks whilst she was trying to give a statement. No specialist female officer to help, no offer of support/counselling, no medical exam...So, yes, I DO feel strongly about this issue. So I apologise for "over-reacting".
Jeez....
But it ok for you to write, (directed at me)

"I assume you're one of the type that think that if a woman has had a few drinks and dressed in a miniskirt, she's "asking for it"?

Just because I said there is nothing wrong with a bit of free advertising! Jeez!

I also used to like the punk band The Dead Kennedys. Am I a political assassin also?
[quote][p][bold]deathwatch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woody G Mellor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]deathwatch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woody G Mellor[/bold] wrote: So a local business gets some free publicity. What's wrong with that?[/p][/quote]It's not just "free publicity"! If they called a drink 'kiddie-raper' would that amount to 'a bit of harmless free publicity? They have gained a degree of publicity from this article. But for the WRONG reasons. A lot of vulnerable young people have suffered horrific sexual assaults due to their drinks being tainted with a date rape drug such as Rohypnol. To try and "promote" a drink named as such is a slap in the face to the victims. And for the premises to smugly say: "Well, it seems we went too far. Yet again." Until they do it "yet again" for more 'free publicity'. those that don't see this as a problem are as bad as the rapists who carry out these type of cowardly attacks on vulnerable young people.[/p][/quote]That must be the longest overreaction post I've ever read! Well done![/p][/quote]Of course. Concern over date rape drugs is 'over-reaction'. I assume you're one of the type that think that if a woman has had a few drinks and dressed in a miniskirt, she's "asking for it"? A friend of mine was repeatedly assaulted following her drink being 'spiked', (just over two years ago) and she still hasn't - and probably never will be - fully recovered. The Police weren't interested. All they kept saying was, well you'd 'had a few drinks' so your account is "unreliable". She was treated as a nuisance by male officers, one of whom even made lecherous leering remarks whilst she was trying to give a statement. No specialist female officer to help, no offer of support/counselling, no medical exam...So, yes, I DO feel strongly about this issue. So I apologise for "over-reacting". Jeez....[/p][/quote]But it ok for you to write, (directed at me) "I assume you're one of the type that think that if a woman has had a few drinks and dressed in a miniskirt, she's "asking for it"? Just because I said there is nothing wrong with a bit of free advertising! Jeez! I also used to like the punk band The Dead Kennedys. Am I a political assassin also? Woody G Mellor
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4:50pm Thu 14 Feb 13

TCJYork says...

Prob wrote:
ShunGokuSatsu wrote:
YorkJester wrote:
Evil Eye is a great place, good food and drinks and a nice friendly atmosphere. Unfortunately on the weekend if fills up with a lot of rabble that really kill to mood, theres been a noticable change of clientelle over the past eyar
I can assure you, the clientele has remained pretty much exactly the same for a decade, ever since the Eye was an attic bar above Forever Changes.
Exactly the same? Doubt it.

I used to go a lot in the early days, especially when it was just upstairs.

Now it's too busy, expensive and takes forever to be served (the last straw was the last time I went - a Thursday - and didn't get served for half an hour)
The demographic certainly has changed. Evil Eye used to be cool. Not anymore.

The worst thing that ever happened to the place was getting rumbled by Health & Safety for having 3 floors packed full and only one fire escape. An anomaly from the old internet cafe days. Before that it was ridiculously packed, full of smokers, probably unsafe and smelt a little funny. But that was why it was cool - all part of the atmosphere.

Now it's full of middle-aged bores who think it's still the place to go and bar staff up their own backside. York is crying out for a new Evil Eye (circa 2004/5).
[quote][p][bold]Prob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ShunGokuSatsu[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YorkJester[/bold] wrote: Evil Eye is a great place, good food and drinks and a nice friendly atmosphere. Unfortunately on the weekend if fills up with a lot of rabble that really kill to mood, theres been a noticable change of clientelle over the past eyar[/p][/quote]I can assure you, the clientele has remained pretty much exactly the same for a decade, ever since the Eye was an attic bar above Forever Changes.[/p][/quote]Exactly the same? Doubt it. I used to go a lot in the early days, especially when it was just upstairs. Now it's too busy, expensive and takes forever to be served (the last straw was the last time I went - a Thursday - and didn't get served for half an hour)[/p][/quote]The demographic certainly has changed. Evil Eye used to be cool. Not anymore. The worst thing that ever happened to the place was getting rumbled by Health & Safety for having 3 floors packed full and only one fire escape. An anomaly from the old internet cafe days. Before that it was ridiculously packed, full of smokers, probably unsafe and smelt a little funny. But that was why it was cool - all part of the atmosphere. Now it's full of middle-aged bores who think it's still the place to go and bar staff up their own backside. York is crying out for a new Evil Eye (circa 2004/5). TCJYork
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9:27pm Thu 14 Feb 13

MrChuckles says...

@Deathwatch
Clearly one of the people who keep buying the Daily Fail and create a market for such stories!
@Deathwatch Clearly one of the people who keep buying the Daily Fail and create a market for such stories! MrChuckles
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9:38pm Thu 14 Feb 13

Woody G Mellor says...

MrChuckles wrote:
@Deathwatch
Clearly one of the people who keep buying the Daily Fail and create a market for such stories!
Yup.

According to deathwatch, I assume that if a woman has had a few drinks and dressed in a miniskirt, she's "asking for it"?

Also I'm "as bad as the rapists who carry out these type of cowardly attacks on vulnerable young people.

All because I wrote.

"So a local business gets some free publicity. What's wrong with that?"

Jeez..... Who's over reacting?
[quote][p][bold]MrChuckles[/bold] wrote: @Deathwatch Clearly one of the people who keep buying the Daily Fail and create a market for such stories![/p][/quote]Yup. According to deathwatch, I assume that if a woman has had a few drinks and dressed in a miniskirt, she's "asking for it"? Also I'm "as bad as the rapists who carry out these type of cowardly attacks on vulnerable young people. All because I wrote. "So a local business gets some free publicity. What's wrong with that?" Jeez..... Who's over reacting? Woody G Mellor
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9:32am Fri 15 Feb 13

Steve, says...

Deathwatch you're a clown. I do get your perspective but you over-insinuate average guys like me who don't have a problem with the name itself are to be branded the same as the scum who carry out the attacks?

You over-reacted - get a grip.
Deathwatch you're a clown. I do get your perspective but you over-insinuate average guys like me who don't have a problem with the name itself are to be branded the same as the scum who carry out the attacks? You over-reacted - get a grip. Steve,
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9:47am Fri 15 Feb 13

heworth.28 says...

TCJYork wrote:
Prob wrote:
ShunGokuSatsu wrote:
YorkJester wrote: Evil Eye is a great place, good food and drinks and a nice friendly atmosphere. Unfortunately on the weekend if fills up with a lot of rabble that really kill to mood, theres been a noticable change of clientelle over the past eyar
I can assure you, the clientele has remained pretty much exactly the same for a decade, ever since the Eye was an attic bar above Forever Changes.
Exactly the same? Doubt it. I used to go a lot in the early days, especially when it was just upstairs. Now it's too busy, expensive and takes forever to be served (the last straw was the last time I went - a Thursday - and didn't get served for half an hour)
The demographic certainly has changed. Evil Eye used to be cool. Not anymore. The worst thing that ever happened to the place was getting rumbled by Health & Safety for having 3 floors packed full and only one fire escape. An anomaly from the old internet cafe days. Before that it was ridiculously packed, full of smokers, probably unsafe and smelt a little funny. But that was why it was cool - all part of the atmosphere. Now it's full of middle-aged bores who think it's still the place to go and bar staff up their own backside. York is crying out for a new Evil Eye (circa 2004/5).
Indeed, I can cope with the odd smell, vile toilets, general stickyness, lack of cleaning, bad layout and irritating clientele as it can at times have a great atmosphere, but the sneering, 'you're not as cool as I think I am' attitude of the staff is the one thing that stops me going in anymore
[quote][p][bold]TCJYork[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ShunGokuSatsu[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YorkJester[/bold] wrote: Evil Eye is a great place, good food and drinks and a nice friendly atmosphere. Unfortunately on the weekend if fills up with a lot of rabble that really kill to mood, theres been a noticable change of clientelle over the past eyar[/p][/quote]I can assure you, the clientele has remained pretty much exactly the same for a decade, ever since the Eye was an attic bar above Forever Changes.[/p][/quote]Exactly the same? Doubt it. I used to go a lot in the early days, especially when it was just upstairs. Now it's too busy, expensive and takes forever to be served (the last straw was the last time I went - a Thursday - and didn't get served for half an hour)[/p][/quote]The demographic certainly has changed. Evil Eye used to be cool. Not anymore. The worst thing that ever happened to the place was getting rumbled by Health & Safety for having 3 floors packed full and only one fire escape. An anomaly from the old internet cafe days. Before that it was ridiculously packed, full of smokers, probably unsafe and smelt a little funny. But that was why it was cool - all part of the atmosphere. Now it's full of middle-aged bores who think it's still the place to go and bar staff up their own backside. York is crying out for a new Evil Eye (circa 2004/5).[/p][/quote]Indeed, I can cope with the odd smell, vile toilets, general stickyness, lack of cleaning, bad layout and irritating clientele as it can at times have a great atmosphere, but the sneering, 'you're not as cool as I think I am' attitude of the staff is the one thing that stops me going in anymore heworth.28
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6:32pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Dukeofpork says...

Rather than all this puerile nonsense, the management should concern themselves more with improving their abysmally slow service - no point in offering excellent Asian food when it takes an age to order,then to wait for ages to get it ( by then half cold) and, to add insult to injury, having to wait ages to pay one's bill!!
Rather than all this puerile nonsense, the management should concern themselves more with improving their abysmally slow service - no point in offering excellent Asian food when it takes an age to order,then to wait for ages to get it ( by then half cold) and, to add insult to injury, having to wait ages to pay one's bill!! Dukeofpork
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