The Women’s Hockey team at the University of Leeds have been criticised after they held a ‘chav’ themed social event. The event, which was held last week, encouraged members to dress up as ‘lower-class’ people, with ‘ASBO behaviour’ expected of attendees. Photographs from the event have shown attendees wearing tracksuits, applying fake tattoos, and even carrying fake babies!
The event was advertised as a social event on Facebook. The description stated “we educated fair maidens, studying in one of the countries grandest universities, would find such behaviour, entirely alien. We have routinely schooled ourselves in the art of moderation, the ability to say and recognise the need for an early night [word redacted]. And yet ladies, for one night only, we feel we should set aside all that we believe to be good, honest and noble, and replace our champagne flutes with cans of K cider and something called shots”. Sounds interesting!
Moreover, the description went on to say that ‘skin should be oranged, eyebrows perfectly groomed and luminous underwear on show’. Unsurprisingly, the description was signed off by saying ‘let’s get f****** mortal’. The event has received criticism. A ‘chav’ is defined as a ‘young lower-class person typified by brash and loutish behaviour’. Why this is something that people would want to dress up as remains to be seen, but judging by the photos, it looks to have been an eventful evening.
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The University of Leeds said the party was ‘ill-judged’. Click the link below to see more news from this institution.