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An Australian pub has been roasted after it announced plans to host a wet T-shirt content on the public holiday dedicated to the mourning of Queen Elizabeth II.
The Roebuck Bay Hotel, a Western Australian venue in the town of Broome, announced they would be holding the event to ‘celebrate the life of Queen Lizzie’.
A Facebook post read: “Join us Wednesday night for a special Wet T in Oasis Bar to celebrate the life of Queen Lizzy.
“Enter the Wet-T for your chance to win $750. With DJ Sam T on the decks from 8pm party with late into the night!”
Not particularly sure this is what she would’ve wanted.
The hotel, affectionately nicknamed ‘The Roey’ often has a wet T-shirt competition most Thursdays, however, they may have considered taking a break for one week.
Several people took to the comments of the post to slam the pub’s distasteful decisions.
One person commented: “How disgusting and low class. Please show some respect.”
Another wrote: “You need to take a long look at yourselves horrible people, that's me done.”
A third said: “That’s a bit of bad taste.”
According to The West Australian, the event organisers expect it to be a packed house at the pub come the event, but maintained the venue had good intentions to honour the late Queen.
Meanwhile, the Thursday public holiday has left a bit of a headache for employers with thousands of Aussies expected to call in sick this Friday.
According to 9 News, missing work on Friday could cost employers more than $461 million in lost productivity.
Personal Finance Specialist at Finder, Taylor Blackburn expects there to be a spike in absentees on Friday.
He told 9 News: “Workers are trying to take advantage of the bonus public holiday by turning it into an extra long weekend.
"This is how Black Friday got its name in the US – with the Thanksgiving holiday always on Thursday, many workers would not come in on the Friday – hence it was a dark day for owners."
In addition to the cost to businesses, the retail and health sectors have also expressed their concerns over the public holiday.
Australian Retailers Association chief executive Paul Zahra, told news.com.au: “This event will create some complications for businesses with store closures and staff scheduling challenges, with many rosters set up weeks in advance.
“There will also be a small but unexpected loss of trade, and additional staffing costs, which may impact cashflows for small businesses.”
Whilst, Australian Medical Association's Steve Robson blasted the decision, saying: “Operations and lots of patient consultations booked that day at a time when access is difficult. Thanks for dropping this at short notice.”