WA Venue Amplifier Capitol is coming under fire from bands following the release of a proposed uniform code that acts have deemed as “blatant sexism.”
As reported by The Music, a message sent by Chairman of the Capitol Group, David Heaton apparently stated that a new uniform policy would require all female staff to wear a lower-cut shirt as opposed to the standard-cut men’s shirt.
In response to this, bands like The Beths, Make Them Suffer and Storm The Sky have all cancelled their upcoming shows at the venue and moved them to other venues in Perth.
Storm The Sky called the policy “blatant sexism” and said it “puts women at risk which is completely unacceptable and something we are vehemently against.”
Heaton has released a statement apologising for his comments via the venue’s Facebook page, saying “I unreservedly apologise for the recent proposed female-only uniform changes at Amplifier Capitol – for the decision, my comments and the manner in which this has been handled.” The uniform policy will not be going forward.
Read Heaton’s full statement below.