Chippendale pub The Lord Gladstone have always been playful and open-minded with their events, throwing some of the city’s best bashes in recent memory and offering up some seriously delicious pub food on the regular. The last thing you’d expect is for the venue to be embroiled in a feud with One Nation supporters, but that’s the way the internet works sometimes.
The team behind the popular venue have declared that Sunday July 17th is now “I Don’t Like It: A Day of Inclusiveness”*, and are throwing an anti-xenophobic party to celebrate. Hip hop stalwart The Tongue has been tapped to DJ the all-inclusive free event alongside Gunjo, providing beats for a lively atmosphere that will no doubt be fueled by copious servings of Chippo Snack Packs – snack packs from the spit, served up with chicken, cheese, chips, and “the holy trinity of sauce”. Themed drinks will also be doing the rounds, like the $10 Bloody Paulines and other specials.
“[It’s for people that] want to talk politics or just be in the presence of like minded people who openly can’t stand the ridiculousness that is Pauline Hanson and her agenda”, The Lord Glastone state on the official Facebook event page, which has been hijacked by rowdy One Nation supporters posting anti-Islamic “memes” and claiming that the “left” are ruining “their” country. The comments (and childish one-star ratings) being flung at The Lord Gladstone are in fact getting so ridiculously obnoxious that the event page has become a hotbed of “debate” about religion, xenophobia, and a misguided sense of patriotism. If you like faceplaming then click on over to the page now.
Image: The Lord Gladstone
F*ck Pauline Hanson Day
Where: The Lord Gladstone, 115 Regent St, Chippendale
When: Sunday 17th July; 2pm-10pm
Image: The Lord Gladstone.
*UPDATE (15th July 2016): The Lord Gladstone have made the decision to change the name of the event to I Don’t Like It: A Day of Inclusiveness. Same place, same time.