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Hooters sponsoring U10s football

59 replies

AppropriateNot · 02/09/2022 14:52

Name changed for this as live in this village. Our village under 10’s boys football team has been sponsored by Hooters !!
www.gedlingeye.co.uk/latest/tv-debate-planned-as-hooters-is-revealed-as-new-sponsors-of-burton-joyce-under-10s-team/
AIBU to think it is completely inappropriate ? I just can’t understand which bright spark thought it was a good idea !!

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NancyVicious · 02/09/2022 15:05

if it was Pornhub I might agree but Hooters are basically just an overpriced chicken wings shop

Freedomfighters · 02/09/2022 15:09

Why does it matter?

JustTheOneSwan · 02/09/2022 15:10

YANBU it's inappropriate.

Sunnyqueen · 02/09/2022 15:11

I guess it's not appropriate buuut it's also kind of funny and the kids won't notice as long as the hooter girls aren't there providing wings and pints to the players after matches.

Catapultaway · 02/09/2022 15:11

Why? What problem do you have with it?

youagainomg · 02/09/2022 15:12

Wouldn't bother me in the slightest just another chain restaurant.

Soapboxqueen · 02/09/2022 15:12

It's not appropriate.

Awew · 02/09/2022 15:14

Yanbu. It's really inappropriate.

Florenz · 02/09/2022 15:20

I never understood all the furore about hooters. It's a restaurant that has attractive women working as waitresses. No different to plenty of other restaurants. They just make it a selling point, a marketing gimmick, that's all.

Softplayhooray · 02/09/2022 15:24

What! We all know Hooters is another way of saying big tits. So a kids football team is now sponsored by a restaurant whose name means 'big tits'.

I'm pretty liberal but even I can see that's not the best choice for an U10 boys sports team😄

JustTheOneSwan · 02/09/2022 15:27

They're under 10 so don't need sexualised advertising they will be being taught not to objectify girls and women.

UmbilicusProfundus · 02/09/2022 15:32

Surely the people claiming this is fine are being deliberately provocative / stupid or is there some desperate feminist angle they are claiming.

AppropriateNot · 02/09/2022 15:35

It’s the connotations of Hooters and the objectification of women. The boys in the team may be too young at the moment to understand but they will be learning that people think this is ok and the sexism women and girls face on a daily basis will continue .

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tellmewhentheLangshiplandscoz · 02/09/2022 15:36

I think in a time where pupil on pupil assault in school is rising and our young kids are being bombarded with sexualised content easily accessed on line, whoever thought aligning ones team with a brand which sexualises female staff so much, needs to re-read the room Confused

AppropriateNot · 02/09/2022 15:42

tellmewhentheLangshiplandscoz · 02/09/2022 15:36

I think in a time where pupil on pupil assault in school is rising and our young kids are being bombarded with sexualised content easily accessed on line, whoever thought aligning ones team with a brand which sexualises female staff so much, needs to re-read the room Confused

Exactly!!

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museumum · 02/09/2022 15:45

It’s really inappropriate.
It’s not “just a chain restaurant” it’s one where customers are explicitly invited to oggle the waitresses chests!
I can’t believe anyone thinks this is ok!

tellmewhentheLangshiplandscoz · 02/09/2022 15:45

Like so many things it's one of those it's easy to say there's no harm/it's just chicken wings/there too young to notice etc

But the next few years will be hugely formative for young boys becoming men and their attitude, expectations and dare I say - entitlement to girls, women and sex.

The drip drip effect is powerful. Slow boiling f🐸 anyone?

tellmewhentheLangshiplandscoz · 02/09/2022 15:46

And I bloody love chicken wings Confused

Strugglingtodomybest · 02/09/2022 15:53

museumum · 02/09/2022 15:45

It’s really inappropriate.
It’s not “just a chain restaurant” it’s one where customers are explicitly invited to oggle the waitresses chests!
I can’t believe anyone thinks this is ok!

Neither can I.

Iadorerain · 02/09/2022 15:53

Had a quick look at the website, it advertises that the food is brought to you by beautiful hooters girls. Does that hint at an illegal employment process. Surely boys, men and old women should be equally employed?

Makeitwork44 · 02/09/2022 15:56

Softplayhooray · 02/09/2022 15:24

What! We all know Hooters is another way of saying big tits. So a kids football team is now sponsored by a restaurant whose name means 'big tits'.

I'm pretty liberal but even I can see that's not the best choice for an U10 boys sports team😄

Agreed!

Whowhatwherewhenwhynow · 02/09/2022 15:57

Softplayhooray · 02/09/2022 15:24

What! We all know Hooters is another way of saying big tits. So a kids football team is now sponsored by a restaurant whose name means 'big tits'.

I'm pretty liberal but even I can see that's not the best choice for an U10 boys sports team😄

This. Presumably the kids are running around in kits with ‘hooters’ on.

LexMitior · 02/09/2022 15:59

Jesus - is the rest of the area this lowbrow. Tits and wings for boys. Have you thought about moving??

sycamorescrumptious · 02/09/2022 16:00

Another local here and also rather gobsmacked!

Just such an odd choice of alignment - like many people I've been desperately trying to bring my DS up to respect people for who they are, not what they look like and hooters epitomises the old fashioned mindset of "phwoar big boobs".

Would love to know whose bright idea this was Confused

sycamorescrumptious · 02/09/2022 16:01

LexMitior · 02/09/2022 15:59

Jesus - is the rest of the area this lowbrow. Tits and wings for boys. Have you thought about moving??

Ha no it's actually known as a fairly naice village (with plenty of local businesses also usually willing to provide sponsorship!)

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