World’s First: Vegan Strip Club Opens in Portland, Oregon
by Shabana | February, 2008
Portland, Oregon has one of the largest concentrations of strip clubs in the US. And now the city has the distinction of having the world’s very first vegan strip club.
Yes, you read that right. A Mr. Johnny Diablo has just launched the Casa Diablo, a strip joint that offers “meat on the pole, not on the plate.” Tactful.
Diablo is a vegan of 23 years, and claims that most of his strippers have similar tree-hugging views. Besides the fact that his new joint will feature no meat on the menu, the dancers themselves are not allowed to wear fur, leather or snakeskin – in short, no sexy materials allowed.
The business mantra here isn’t clear – it’s not as if a tree hugger needs incentives like a vegan menu and a no leather policy, to visit. And once inside, who’s really looking at the menu anyway?
For now, the reaction has been mixed with hard core vegans pleased at the boost to their cause, but skittish about Diablo’s tactless comparison of females to meat. Feminists are of course, furious.
And before we forget, the joint doesn’t allow smoking either.
No meat, no leather, and no smoking – let’s hope the dancers are something to rave about.