BEIRUT: Local Beirut nightclub Dsicotek has been closed and sealed with red tape after Interior Minister Nouhad Mashnouk ordered its shutdown due to "sexually inappropriate behavior" at a party last week.
“After the Minister was shown a number of videos showing pornographic dance moves, he asked the Internal Security Forces (ISF) to close the nightclub for further investigation and turn its owners to the judicial authorities,” a statement released by the Ministry said.
In parallel, Beirut Governor Judge Ziad Chebib tasked municipal authorities to inspect the club and file their recommendation to the government.
A screenshot of one of the explicit videos
The incident came to light after AlJadeed TV reporter Rachel Karam tweeted a picture of the inappropriate acts happening inside the club.
The videos showed the Cirque Le Soir dancers performing "lewd" acts on one another, sparking mixed reactions on social media, ranging from those expressing outrage to those ridiculing said outrage.
Cirque le Soir is a renowned club themed nightclub based in the heart of Mayfair, London. The club is synonymous with celebrities and as the name suggests, is designed as a circus featuring provocative acts.
The party was held on Friday, March 9 and featured a collaboration between London based Cirque Le Soir and Discotek.
Discotek posted a public apology on their official Facebook page stating that they were unaware of the actions of the Cirque Le Soir dancers.
“We’d like to apologize to those who attended Cirque Le Soir event on Friday. Neither Discotek management nor the Cirque Le Soir management was aware of the individual actions of the performers. Cirque Le Soir is a renowned show that is currently on a World Tour. We have conveyed our objection to Cirque Le Soir management for the unacceptable acts. We realize that some of you may have been offended and that was never our intention,” the Facebook apology read.
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