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A Homophobic Vandal Hit Sydney's 'Midnight Shift' Nightclub, But at Least He Was Artistic About It


Sydney's iconic Midnight Shift gay nightclub was hit by a homophobic graffiti artist for the first time in its 30-year-history, and the vandal struck in broad daylight, the Sydney Star Observer reports:

In one tag subtitled “The Gays,” the offender suggests: “Men should not engage in homosexual sex with one another!”

Another reads: “Pu**y is delicious!! A gift from God,” while a crude picture of male genitalia is adorned with the words, “An ugly, ugly d**k”.

The club's owner Michael Bourke said it was the first time a graffiti vandal had hit the club, and he took note of the criminal's artistry:

“I think at the end of the day it just proves that we are not on a safe strip as everyone sometimes thinks we are. There are still people like this out there and homophobia still exists. Perhaps people don’t expect to see it in the heart of Sydney.”

Although the victim of the vandal’s “handiwork,” Bourke told the Star Observer that he could find some humour in the incident.

“I’ve looked at the footage and he was just calmly going about his business. For people walking past it may have looked like something the bar was paying for,” he explained. “It was actually quite creative. It only took him about six minutes to do it. It wasn’t just scrawl, there was a kind of artistic merit to it.

More images at the SSO.

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  1. Loved the Keith Haring "glow" around the penis. Perhaps the artist has more on his mind than he's willing to admit to himself.

    Posted by: RWG | Sep 13, 2013 10:47:14 AM

  2. If men don't engage in homosexual sex with one another, who are they supposed to engage in it with? Sheesh... Not just a homophobe, but a dumb one at that.

    P.S. Deliciousness is in the eye of the beholder (or taster, as the case may be).

    Posted by: Chris | Sep 13, 2013 10:58:17 AM

  3. I asked that very question Chris thank you.

    Posted by: Sean | Sep 13, 2013 11:21:23 AM

  4. I asked that very question Chris thank you.

    Posted by: Sean | Sep 13, 2013 11:21:24 AM

  5. If he believes that a god created vaginas and they are a gift, then who does he think created penises and why did this alleged god choose to have an alleged son with one? And doesn't he know that his god forbade oral sex, particularly with the alleged unclean vagina?

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Sep 13, 2013 11:29:49 AM

  6. I can honestly say that I have never seen "one another" scrawled on an American wall of vandalism.

    Posted by: Hagatha | Sep 13, 2013 11:30:55 AM

  7. He didn't call us faggits. There's that.

    Posted by: Gigi | Sep 13, 2013 12:55:52 PM

  8. If I was that bar owner I'd leave it up. It's kinda funny, and a reminder of the homophobia that exists.

    Posted by: Luke | Sep 13, 2013 1:08:38 PM

  9. omg this guy tags in CURSIVE

    Posted by: LA | Sep 13, 2013 2:27:04 PM

  10. Why do I get the feeling that an angry lesbian did that?

    Posted by: Jamie | Sep 14, 2013 12:25:04 AM

  11. Oh wait, my bad. It was a guy. Sorry.

    Posted by: Jamie | Sep 14, 2013 12:27:00 AM

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