The Voodoo Lounge has been promoting the event to be held this Thursday as a “way to celebrate the freedoms that our brave men and women have fought and died for us all to enjoy”.
“So in celebration we have women in uniform all night long,” it says.
The event promotion says there will be drink specials and a tribute show with free entry to service men and women from the army, navy, air force, special forces, veterans, police, firefighters and more.
“Lest We Forget!,” they end on Facebook detailing the event, which is said to be the 13th of its kind for the club.
But locals aren’t happy about in.
“Breasts are fantastic. But shoehorning them into a marketing campaign for Anzac Day is not only uncomfortable, it’s also disrespectful to mammaries and the military,” wrote Jenna Clarke for The West Australian.
“This Anzac Day you can start at the moving dawn service up at Kings Park and end it with a celebratory motorboat performed by some of Perth’s best adult entertainers.”
Returned and Services League’s WA chief executive John McCourt told the publication using Anzac Day as a platform to sell booze and naked women was hardly the standard they would stand next to.
“People know what they’re going to get if they’re going to the Voodoo Lounge and no one’s forcing them to go,” said Mix 94.5’s breakfast host Clairsy told Today Perth.
“This comes up every year when people use the Anzacs in promotion, it’s often seen as disrespectful.
“We’re not forcing 90-year-old veterans to go to the Voodoo Lounge which could be quite dangerous.
“You could argue that it was tacky but I guess businesses have to find ways to market and this was just a marketing ploy.”
News.com.au has contacted the club for comment.