A strip club in Michigan drew flak from locals after posting a joke sign which offered jobs to new high school graduates. The sign said that they were looking for “gorgeous, confident, and talented women that can own the dance floor,” with no mention of the specific age requirements, but was aimed at fresh high school graduates.
The topless bar club in Harrison, which is named Miceli’s Corner, has gone viral for their controversial message on the sign: “Now Hiring Class of 2016.”
The sign has gone viral on social media, often taking criticism and outrage from the local residents, saying that the sign was giving young girls a message that just wasn’t right.
Local Lisa Mulholland said the club’s sign was inappropriate and sends the wrong message to high school graduates.
She also told WNEM: “If you’re a graduate you want to go to college.”
She does admit that she herself has no issue with the club, but that the sign was just in very poor taste. “They’re good people, but I still don’t think it’s right. I don’t think it’s right at all,” Mulholland said in her interview.
Another resident, Lisa Dickerson, also agreed.
“Children fresh out of high school shouldn’t be taking their clothes off for money. I think it’s sickening,” she continues.
The club has not immediately responded to phone calls regarding the sign, but they have issued an official apology to WNEM, saying that the sign just ‘meant to be a joke.”
“In no way were we trying to offend anybody. The sign was simply a joke,” the statement said.
The club has been around since the 1970’s and offers visitors with “mild and welcoming atmosphere” where the “girls will take your mind off your daily troubles” as you listen to “the most modern music.”