Ayepyep has a lot to answer for after a recent job poster, advertising positions for ‘bottle girls’ and hostesses, included startling requirements.
Ayepyep hostess hunt dealt a blow
The premium nightclub’s Menlyn branch is on the hunt for female employees. In a poster that has since gone viral, Ayepyep made it clear that the events venue is looking for women who are:
- 22 years and above;
- have an Instagram following of at least 2 500;
- small-to-medium sized;
- well put together;
- outspoken and friendly; and
- able to work and walk in heels.
‼️‼️‼️Attention Ladies‼️‼️‼️— AyepyepLifestyle (@AyepyepMenlyn) October 5, 2021
We are looking for hostesses and bottle service ladies.. please RT to save a life,there might be a jobseekers on your TL.. #JobseekersSA #Jobs #ayepyep pic.twitter.com/xys1tcaxft
The part that sent social media into outrage was where Ayepyep categorically stated that they are not looking to hire women who are above the ‘medium’ weight class.
Moreover, the night club urged candidates to submit a number of images for consideration, making it clear that “pictures must be clear with no filter.”
Of course, this level of profiling was not received well by many. At the time this article was published, the night club had not issued a response to the backlash.
Social media reactions to job requirements
The latest controversy surrounding Ayepyep has divided opinion on social media. Here are a few reactions we picked out from the trending topic:
Ayepyep just said "we don't want any heavyweights working at our club."— Xolani-Njabulo🇿🇦 (@maxola1) October 6, 2021
Big girls are livid. Waiting for a statement from Leeyonce and company. pic.twitter.com/CEuQgkmlSS
Lol there's nothing wrong with what Ayepyep club's requirements, smoko ke eng?🤷🏿♀️mos Air hostess have similar standards we've never seen fat girls there. Club bouncers too, have you ever seen a skinny bouncer? 😅😂ayi feminists ayabora shame— Buhle Sihlali (@BuhleSihlali) October 6, 2021
People who are not "small to medium" face discrimination everywhere. Even in a taxi. For Ayepyep and the whole club culture to change, the world has to change.— Spha Madondo (@Spha_Madondo) October 6, 2021
We need to see big girls on Miss SA, Miss Universe, TV, covers of magazines, lingerie ads etc. https://t.co/pN9trcomYr
I don't think the outrage is really for plus size women But how unrealistic their requirements are. Even if you go to ayepyep, you will find Madibuseng who probably only has FB. The person they looking for, will not want to work for them. The matter is Are you your type's, TYPE.— Gowjas (@mizzzidc) October 6, 2021