A man identified only as "Stuart" is demanding a refund from LGBTQ nightclub Push The Button after attending their "Huge NYE Party 2018." It seems his evening was going great until he looked over and saw — gasp — men kissing! This, of course, forced Stuart and his girlfriend to leave the event early, which he believes is the fault of the event's organizers.
Rob Holley, who DJ's and promotes for Push the Button, tweeted pictures of Stuart's email:
New Year’s Eve was an absolute BLAST! We’ve been on a high with all the positive feedback and general love for… https://t.co/wNploH2l7n— Rob Holley (@Rob Holley) 1546541006
In his email, Stuart claims he "had to leave" because he wasn't aware it was a "GBLT" evening.
Rob followed up, asking Stuart why he "had to" leave.
Stuart explained that he's "not homophobic" but his New Year's Eve was ruined by being at a "gay evening."
Unfortunately for Stuart, it was made abundantly clear what kind of event he was going to...
The sight of men kissing is, apparently, what caused Stuart's discomfort.
Stuart had tried to get a refund the night before, only to be turned down.
Stuart tried to end the exchange by calling Rob "an ignorant individual with no empathy."
In the end, Stuart showed his true colors.
On Twitter, Rob offered a final message, pointing out that Stuart would have gotten his refund if he'd been nice about it.
Epilogue: Just wanted to say thanks for all the kind messages of support today. Spent four+ years fighting with… https://t.co/TicKiXwEbP— Rob Holley (@Rob Holley) 1546623107
Our heterosexual friends come month in, month out, to PTB, who love the music we play, and we love them very much t… https://t.co/LrmuRqskgU— Rob Holley (@Rob Holley) 1546623107
We’ve had mix-ups before, they end 2 ways: - straight ppl quickly realise it’s a queer space and politely ask for… https://t.co/FMeRsCUVSG— Rob Holley (@Rob Holley) 1546623107
Anyway, thank you from me and the @PushTheButton gang: @she_ra_tallulah (the notorious heterosexual), @jrawson,… https://t.co/DOICZluiIJ— Rob Holley (@Rob Holley) 1546623110
Twitter users were united in their annoyance with Stuart and admiration of Rob.
@robholley @PushTheButton I mean, I go on nights out where the club didn't state that it was straight and I never c… https://t.co/hUDhmMMCSr— Ross Purves (@Ross Purves) 1546552206
@robholley @PushTheButton TBF I often complain when I go to a venue only to discover its ‘straight’ with no prior warning.— Paul Maddock (@Paul Maddock) 1546548480
Even if you wouldn't do it, seeing men kissing shouldn't ruin a New Year's Eve.
@robholley @PushTheButton Amazing. This should be taught in schools as a textbook definition of fragile heterosexuality.— Benjamin Butterworth (@Benjamin Butterworth) 1546543129
@robholley @PushTheButton Would it be *very* bad to wonder how Stuart spent his 3 hours in the club and why his girlfriend was so upset? 😈— Tony Jackson 🇺🇦 (@Tony Jackson 🇺🇦) 1546599813
People called out Stuart for his self-righteous attitude and not-so-subtle homophobia.
@robholley @haamfish @PushTheButton Poor Stuart, 360 more days until he can rectify his NYE mistake but on the othe… https://t.co/KYWPCdsL7i— David 'vaccinated for your pleasure' Walters 🇺🇦 (@David 'vaccinated for your pleasure' Walters 🇺🇦) 1546570039
@robholley @PushTheButton Oh dear. Sounds like his button was really pushed hard.— Socially Distant David (@Socially Distant David) 1546550573
We applaud Holley's deft handling of an infuriating situation! We hope Stuart goes to the right party in 2020 — the one where he and his girlfriend stay home, away from progressive society that makes him feel ICKY.
@robholley @PushTheButton Excellent responses even though somewhat ridiculous situation— 🎭 Matthew 🎭 (@🎭 Matthew 🎭) 1546549298