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Howls over the Hooters Hype

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Poor Hooters. All they want to do is help raise money for charity. Poor The City, all they want to do is co-sponsor a Hooters bikini contest that will help raise a heck of a lot more money than a raffle for hot wings or some other nonsense.

After an almost instantaneous uproar when Hooters had the nerve to put omg a... WOMAN... on their poster to announce the charity event, the poster was changed, and now shows a dog wearing a tshirt.

At the risk of being called sexists or misogynists or anything else, let it be known we are simply LAists. We are not part of the PC Patrol. We do not believe that posters of young women in shorts are any more an objectification of women than half of the other crap we see in restaurants, bars, tv commercials, music videos, web pages, blogs, newspaper ads, um the beach, or even cooking shows, Nigella Lawson.

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What we do object to is Hooters' strict dress code policy demanding nylons be worn by each waitress, likewise we think making pets wear human clothes, like tshirts, is a form of animal abuse. And we find it ironic and hypocritical of people who spend so much of their time defending, honorably, the rights of animals, but don't seem to care too much about the rights of adults.

More coverage of this hot topic (including the scandalous posters) on LA Observed, Mayor Sam, The Night Shift, and Mayor Daniel.