NOW Knocks Despicable Hooters for Catering to Kids

No one thinks it's a great idea to take your toddler to the strip club... so why does Hooters, that boob-exploitation chain, provide high chairs? That's what the National Organization for Women is asking in a new lawsuit. In California, Hooters restaurants are legally classified as “adult entertainment” establishments, yet they have a kid's menu and sell t-shirts in baby sizes emblazoned with the logo “Future Hooters Girl.” Besides being gross, NOW claims that Hooters is “violating state and local laws prohibiting sexually oriented "adult" businesses from serving minors,” according to SF Gate. California NOW President Patricia Bellasalma also pointed to the chain's efforts to rebrand itself as family friendly. "If they want to switch and turn the chain into a family-style restaurant, more power to them," she said, but if so, the chain should be recategorized and subject to anti-harassment laws... which certainly put an end to their grabby party. Read more at SF Gate.

AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at December 17, 2010, 5:00am

Sign Up!
Get AlterNet's Daily Newsletter in Your Inbox
+ sign up for additional lists
Select additional lists by selecting the checkboxes below before clicking Subscribe:
Election 2018