Friday, December 28, 2007

Hollywood Nightclubs Will Never Learn


Despite the fact that at least three clubs and/or restaurants are being sued in LA for allowing minors to drink, and in the case of Lindsay Lohan allegedly letting her leave drunk and then causing property damage, LA clubs are still loathe to turn away underage celebrities or refuse them drinks. According to Fox News, Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron were seen sipping martinis at Lola's. Last I checked Vanessa is like 19 and Zac is 20. Last I checked the drinking age in California is 21.

So what Lola's is saying to the rest of the world is "hey we know the drinking age is 21, and that is a law passed by the State of California. We know we could lose our liquor license if anyone ever finds out which would cause all of our employees to be fired and cause damage and disruption in their lives. We know we are endangering all the rest of the citizens of California when these two minors leave our restaurant and drive away. We also know if they get into an accident and kill someone after they leave here, our company will be responsible. But you know what? It doesn't matter. They are celebrities and so we are afraid to lose their business. They might tell other celebrities about getting refused a drink, and then we would only have regular customers at our place."

4 comments:

pisly said...

Mmmmm mmm. I love me maggots in my drinks.

WineGirl X said...

That martini doesn't look like anything I'd EVER drink! Can't say that's a great advertising ploy.

Merlin D. Bear said...

HUH?? Last I checked, both Hudgens and Efron were in the Disney stable.
You're gonna tell me the Rat doesn't have something like a morality clause in the contract?
Or has that been changed to a "sweep it under the rug" clause?

RandomRamblings said...

Honestly, it is a huge problem in all clubs, not just celebrity ones. I wish the police would crack down and take the liquor licenses away from clubs that knowingly break the law. That will teach them to clean up their act. There's a reason why we have a 21 age limit for alcohol purchases. It saves lives and should prevent immature drunks from thinking they can drive buzzed.

In all honestly, clubs break pretty much every law routinely. Smoking laws, drinking underage, public displays of nudity, drug laws, and the list can go on and on and no one seems to care until someone DUI's or DWI's.