An Australian gay circuit party called Poof Doof (... no comment) is taking serious heat after an internal document detailing who the organizers believe should be photographed at their party leaked online. It is exactly as horrible as you would imagine for a party that describes itself as “a gay club for homos.”
“No one here is to see girls. Ever,” mandates the Poof Doof team to their event photographer. Other people they asked to avoid at all costs include (and to clarify, all the spelling errors are theirs, not ours):
“Messy Boys. Anyone who looks like they’ve packed down a 10-pack, is OUT.”
“Skinny boys in burgundy tshirts and chinos. They are a dime a dozen. There is nothing interesting nor cool about them.”
“Indi boys. They are not Power Poof worthy unless they are BREATHTAKINGLY good looking or epically stylish.”
“Boys with Bad Skin.”
Drag queens at Poof Doof are also only allowed to be photographed once, and then “that’s it. Forever.” No one will be surprised to learn that the people they do want photographed are “Boys with Muscles. Big Ones” and “Hot boys. If you want to lick their faces because they look so delicious, take a photo.”
Poof Doof general manager Susie Robinson told Gay Star News that the internal memo is from seven years ago; apparently this type of behavior would never fly at a circuit party in the woke landscape of 2018. “We’re not shying away from the fact we did write, but it has been taken out of context,” she said. “It was written so long ago, it’s not something we circulate now.” Robinson said the team behind the party is “distressed” that the memo leaked but that “no brand is squeaky clean and perfect.”
“We have changed over the years,” she promised.
Poof Doof publicly apologized on their Facebook page, admitting that they “made a mistake” and are grateful for “a fantastic opportunity to learn.”
“For everyone who has ever felt discrimination in any capacity, we all know that feeling. If you have ever felt discrimination in our space, that’s not good enough and we are taking full responsibility to fix it,” they wrote.
Even if this memo is seven years old … girl, that was 2012. How much can a brand change in seven years when they previously insisted that no one at a party full of queer people ever wants to see a woman? Hopefully they’ll take this opportunity to learn seriously. Until then, the poof is in the pudding.