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Nightspot apologises to 2 schools for 'offensive' posters

Crests of CHIJ and ACS were used with suggestive slogans in January

Published on Oct 25, 2012 6:00 AM

Popular nightspot Filter and its owner Massive Collective made a public apology to two prominent schools on Wednesday for controversial promotional posters displayed at the club's premises on Jan 14.

One of the posters had shown the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus (CHIJ) school crest with a slogan around it that read: "In need of a one night stand: CHIJ girls please stand up!" The other poster showed the Anglo-Chinese School's (ACS) crest with this slogan: "In need of a sugar daddy: Where my AC boys at?"

Filter is a popular nightspot located on Nanson Road, next to Gallery Hotel, that bills itself as a "members only" club. The posters were swiftly condemned by the CHIJ School board of management of the 11 IJ schools here.

CHIJ board chairman Vivienne Lim was quoted in mid-January as saying that the use of the school badge in that manner was "highly inappropriate", "demeaning" and "insulting to the thousands of CHIJ alumni and current CHIJ students, some of whom are as young as six years old".

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