Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Roberts: No 'Pimps & Hos'

Mecklenburg County Commission Chairman Jennifer Roberts sees no humor in her invitation to an upcoming 'Pimp & Ho' -themed ball at Suite, an Epicentre club.

Roberts sent organizers this reply, which she copied to the Observer and Mike Sexton, co-chair of the Domestic Violence Advisory Council:

"I received your recent invitation to a themed party below, the “Pimp and Ho Ball.” I find your choice of themes extremely harmful for this community.

I hope that you will cancel this event, or at the very least, I hope that you will make this the first and last annual ball with such a name.
As a female leader in this community, I work hard to give young women a positive role model and to support a positive image for women in this society.
In the area of public safety, we spend millions of dollars each year in this community to protect women from domestic violence and rape, and to assist victims of those horrible crimes.
An increasing number of women are victims in our community, and we in the County work continually to educate both men and women as to what is appropriate and lawful behavior in this society as relates to the treatment of women.
We initiated a Women’s Summit two years ago and the community came up with a lengthy agenda for furthering equal opportunity for women, equal pay, increased safety, economic security, and family support.

Mecklenburg County has twice as many deaths from domestic violence as any other county in this state. Prostitution remains illegal in the state of North Carolina and is very often linked with violent abuse of women. I am shocked that you are celebrating it in this way.

On behalf of women everywhere, I am asking you to please cancel or change the theme of this party.

Jennifer Watson Roberts
Chairman, Mecklenburg County
Board of Commissioners"
- Doug Miller

110 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe we wouldn't have pimps and hos if she and all the rest of the Democrats stopped raising our taxes so people could live on a decent wage. I can't believe she worries about this kind of stuff. It's a PARTY. Go in Party City, you will see Pimp and Ho costumes. Is she going to boycott Party City too? Sheesh.

Anonymous said...

Good grief. How big of a loser is Roberts? Is this the first time she has ever been invited to, or even heard of, a pimps and hos party? There is a time to politically correct and a time to be a friggin loser, and Roberts has picked the time to be a friggin loser.

Anonymous said...

ITS A PARTY! Lighten up! Will she boycott Halloween, too, since we dress as prostitutes and violent characters from scary movies? Get a life lady, its making fun of the 'working girls', not supporting it.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the Council woman. As the mother of a 19yr old daughter who likes to go out with her friends and such..the idea that she is going to a club endorsing pimps & hos is not going to help me sleep at night...how come they can't have a gents and ladies night...

Anonymous said...

Yeah? 3:53 and 3:57 would be the first ones thumping their Bibles at Jennifer had she attended in the first place. Talk about people needing to get a life, wow!

Anonymous said...

Old Jenny is always good for a laugh. Doesn't she know her and her cronies are all a bunch of "Hos"?

cltindependent said...

Ok, there are people defending this ball? What about the statistic regarding Mecklenburg county and domestic violence? Because she is a Democrat her opposition has to be for political reasons? I understand less about the so called "right" everyday. Actually try reading the Bible for a change. anon 3:53 and 3:57, exercise your right to vote for a candidate that you can agree with. Arguing FOR a "pimp and ho" ball is absurd.

Anonymous said...

Bar Charlotte has been doing a party with the same theme for years. I went 6 years ago. Why is this a big deal now? Jennifer Roberts should go to every dress up party she can attend. She looks like she hasn't had a good time in decades. Plus she may lose her re-election so she'll do anything she can to put her name in the news.

Anonymous said...

And how many domestic violence complaints stemmed from a themed party like this. Get over yourself lady, your nothing but a county lap dog. I wish people would take as big a stance on things that actually matter.

Anonymous said...

Another reason for her to be replaced...get a life. How did she get the invite? Maybe on Facebook? They don't just send these invites out unless you join them on FB or enter your email on their website. Does she really thing this is the first Pimp and Ho party? If so...I don't want someone that is CLUELESS to be the Chairman of Mecklenburg County Commission. There is a lot more to worry about than this party...which is a fun way for people to go out and have a good time. I'm so sick of losers like her. People...its time to get her replaced. Every city in the country has themed parties like this...get real and join 21st century.

Anonymous said...

No one is arguing for domestic violence. I think people are saying that if you're really concerned about it, go pick a different fight -- i.e., one that will make a true difference.

"I find your choice of themes extremely harmful for this community." That sounds extremely naive to me.

Anonymous said...

That'll be the last time she gets invited to anything.

Is she going to protest pub crawls because of problems with alcoholism?

Charlotte will never be a big city if we shun any sort of fun at nightclubs. Why bother to even go "uptown"

Anonymous said...

Wow, how out of touch can she be?
Why not call attention to the mounting violent crime (robberies, murders, burgularies) lack of parenting skills, growing welfare rolls, increase in HS drop outs, etc, in her district, instead of a silly costume party?

Anonymous said...

You're saying this is OK if "it's a party", and that's your reason to call Ms. Roberts a "loser"?

Cool! Let the parties begin!

MIllbosses and lintheads?

Col. Custer and Indians?

Wait, there's more. Masters and slaves. Nazis and Jews. Christians and Romans

The problems Ms. Roberts refers to are fueled in no small amount by what passes for American popular culture. Get your head out of the crap your television vomits upon your living room floor and think about human dignity and the right of everyone to be treated with respect.

Pimps and Hos are the first step down that road.

Oh, and the guy that blamed this on higher taxes. Smash your AM radio and renounce your membership in the talk-show wing of the GOP... come to the light...

Anonymous said...

She needs to get a life. It's just a stupid party theme. If she doesn't like it, she shouldn't go. But she should try not to take herself so seriously. Also, by saying this and making it a big deal, she just provided Suite with LOADS of free advertising. I'd bet that now even more people will go to the party because now it's "controversial."

Anonymous said...

"I hope that you will cancel this event". OMG. What has our gov'ment come to. Does she think they will cancel because she is a 'ice princess'??? Come on sugar, please!

Anonymous said...

sorry - this just seems like a political agenda to get her name/face in the media.

if you seriously have an issue with this, why not choose a battle that needs to be fought? such as keeping our criminals behind bars where they belong vs the revolving door we currently have.

Anonymous said...

There are lots of fun things to do and lots of ways to have a good time. Sorry I have to agree with Roberts on this one--Pimps & Ho Ball? Are we now glorifying pimps and hos? What's so funny about dressing like a whore or a pimp? There are lots of ways to have fun without glorifying that.

Anonymous said...

I suppose those of you who think a "pimps and hos" party is no big deal also think Lolita dolls are cute.

Anonymous said...

This "Pimps & Ho's" theme is the problem with our society. Maybe next year the theme could be "Thugs" and for the party they could tie up and rob an elderly man and his wife. Some of the posters on here don't get it - this is why the children are growing up to be thugs. We glamorize the dregs of our society. The young impressionable minds see this and aspire to be a pimp or a whore or a thug. Who is hosting this party? They should be arrested for inciting crime!

Anonymous said...

This may be the first time I have ever agreed with Ms. Roberts on anything, but she is spot on in this case. The routine devaluing and degrading of women directly contributes to crimes against them. The statistics do not lie. Real "ho's" live in constant fear of real "pimps" and there is nothing about the life styles of either that even vaguely rises to the level of a legitimate theme for a party.

Anonymous said...

I agree with this. I use to attend parties like that back when I was a freshman in college, but c'mon who in their right mind sends out an invitation like this to a city council rep? Stupid move on the organizers. The Epicenter has a little more class too to be setting up events like this that should be held on South Blvd instead.

Anonymous said...

Obviously the hosts of this party don't really want to condone domestic violence or rape. But Roberts is right to be concerned. The reality of prostitution and human sex trade is so gruesome that if more people realized its sickening nature these types of parties would quickly become unfashionable. People just simply don't think about prostitution in a serious way: its very far removed from most people's every day existence.
An eye opening documentary to watch is Very Young Girls. If you have netflix you can watch it on view instant.
They have a website:
http://www.VYGthemovie.com
Please, Check it out! This is an issue we all need to be more aware about.

Anonymous said...

Ms. Roberts is 100% right. Dressing as "Pimps and Hos" certainly implies acceptance of these behaviors and should be considered inappropriate anywhere!

Anonymous said...

Ms. Roberts, you are right to reject this nonsense masquerading as a party. I respect you for your stance and the only place that "loser" applies is to the clueless who attacked you on this site because you showed that you are more grownup than they will ever be. But don't expect them to understand your outrage, because then they would be grownup too.

Anonymous said...

If obama and pelosi went

it's a toss up on which one would be what

Anonymous said...

Every Friday and Saturday night is Ho night at Epicentre.. they just gave one night in particular an official title...

704Champ said...

It must be nice to live a life where your biggest concern is boycotting the name of a particular party at a club.

Anonymous said...

I have a theory that some people like these parties because it allows them to pretend to be dangerous and law-breaking when in fact the people attending the party lead the dullest and most boring lives imaginable.

Plus, because it allows them to make fun of society's losers it makes them feel better about themselves.

I think it's kind of twisted but lots of things in life are twisted. I'd advise Ms. Roberts to pick another battle. People like to pretend to be twisted. It gives them a vicarious thrill. If they really tried to be a pimp or a ho I feel certain they'd be gunned down mighty quick.

Anonymous said...

Roberts what the heck is your problem??? Another do gooder doing her best to make life miserable for the rest off us.....

Anonymous said...

I may not agree with Ms Roberts on a number of other issues ... Howerver I do agree 100% with her objection and partially with her reasoning behind her objection to this party.

Pimps & Ho's? Talk about a social, racial and criminal stereotype. Wow!

Anonymous said...

She's just upset that they didn't get the Charlotte "spin" correct. It should have been a "THUGS and BI..HES" party!

Anonymous said...

Isn't Jennifer Roberts really a man in drag anyway? I find it humorous that her husband's last name is MANLY. Kind of funny considering how MANLY she/he looks.

darkferi said...

Wow... talk about the dregs coming out to post here... yeesh.

It's a shame that the 20-something crowd that things 'Pimps and Hos' is 'cool' or 'funny' weren't brought up better by their parents. This kind of misogyny, which is all too prevalent in (c)Rap 'music', is written by entertainers who have grown up at the bottom of our society... often for very good reason. They're then popularized by the entertainment industry, who uses their self-described 'music' to make these very same lowlifes millionaires. There is something seriously wrong with that. And with the white culture that funds it.

spinelabel said...

Right on, Councilwoman Roberts! This white male commends you for calling this tasteless event what it is: an affront to human dignity, male, female, black and white.

A.F. said...

Regardless of who you are, set aside politics and look at personal responsibility. Who honestly thinks its a good idea to encourage our wives, girlfriends and daughters to degrade themselves such that they fit the bill of "Hos" for a pimp? Pretending to be a princess, yes. A prostitute? No. Shame on any father or husband who attends or posts defending this party. If nothing else, its a matter of pride and personal responsibility as a model to your children and your neighbors' children.

Anonymous said...

Uhhhhh, WOW !

I live uptown and any party that promotes more skin to be shown is fine by me. It's the old "pimp and ho" theme party. It's been going on for decades, has she not been aware of this ?

Maybe children shouldn't dress up as witches or ghosts either. Ohhhhh the South is killing me slowly.

Anonymous said...

It's a joke people. Pimp and Ho parties are goofing on the stereotypical 1970's pimp and ho outfits. They are hysterical looking. Anyone see "I'm gonna get you sucka" ?

It has nothing to do with the pimps and prostitutes of present day. It's just a goof on the 70's big hair flashy pimp Motown genre.

It's just fun.

Would she prefer we all stand in front of a city bus, get smashed in the face and then show up as Roberts ?

Mary said...

It's just her opinion.

Give sex workers respect, police protection and the freedom to pursue the work they choose. Make sex work legal.

Anonymous said...

"Isn't Jennifer Roberts really a man in drag anyway? I find it humorous that her husband's last name is MANLY. Kind of funny considering how MANLY she/he looks"

Her husband's first name is Manley and I went to college with him at Carolina. He was a Morehead Scholar and he and Jennifer tower over you and most people in Charlotte in brains, courage, service and talent.

You should live so long as to have a fraction of their ability and commitment to our community.

Anonymous said...

She tried to stick her penis in me at the Metropolitan Target last week.

grayisland said...

Jennifer Roberts is a class act- smartest lady I ever met. Costume parties are lame in the first place, but 'pimps and ho?!' How about a crack dealer and crack ho theme? Drunk driver and mangled victim theme? Wife beater and battered wife theme? Kudos to Jenny for having the courage to call a pig a pig.

Anonymous said...

Gary was the one that held me down whole Jenny tried to rape me.

Anonymous said...

Jennifer Roberts is just jealous because there is no way she could ever play a Pimp or a Ho. Judging by her comments, I would suspect that an election year is close at hand.

Anonymous said...

Jennifer Roberts belongs in the circus. She is a JOKE!!!!

Anonymous said...

Those who support the party theme or think it's no big deal may be classified as adults legally; but as they have no standards, really don't qualify as grown up.

Amazing what passes for an adult these days.

Anonymous said...

Is Jennifer really her first name or is it Jim.....

Anonymous said...

Hey Jennifer why don't you worry about more important things such as lowering taxes and crime.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have her email address so I can add it to my email list? I throw much more offensive parties then this! You can't buy this type much publicity! See you at Suite!

Anonymous said...

Are you serious? I am so glad our elected officials have time spend on such important topics as this. Does a "Heaven and Hell" party promote Satan? It's a costume party...get over it.

Just for the record, I went to PartyCity.com and found 26 items when i searched the word Pimp! Is she now boycotting Party City?
Sugar Daddy Pimp Costume Adult for $39.99. I bought one! See you at Suite on Friday Night!

A.F. said...

Any wagers on how many of the derogatory comments about the councilwoman are promoters/ representatives of the bar? I'd comment on the lack of class, but I suppose they're already engaged in a race to the bottom of the port-o-john.

Anonymous said...

I doubt it was specified that she couldn't be the pimp...turn the tables lady & find a ho to take. That should unwad her panties...

Anonymous said...

Actually, she's the chair of the Board of County Commissioners but your point is well-taken.

Anonymous said...

"Jennifer Roberts is just jealous because there is no way she could ever play a Pimp or a Ho."

Only in little, ignorant minds would the ability to be perfectly cast as a whore or a pimp be regarded as a thing of value.

Julie said...

The terminology is ABSOLUTELY disgusting and offensive, and maybe if we stopped trivializing things like PIMPS and HOS people would be more aware of the violence and abuse linked to these ideas. Yes, it's a party, but pimps and hos is nothing to be lighthearted about, so why encourage people to view it in a flippant and humorous way?

A good analogy would be having a Rape Party, or a Sexual Molestation Party. All in good fun, right? Lighten up, right? It's just a party. Well, no. It's not. It's trivializing things that are NOT trivial and contributing to the silencing of an important problem.

Thank you, Jennifer Roberts.

Julie said...

And by the way, plenty of comments on this post show people's ignorance about the topic. I'm willing to bet those of you who think it's all in good fun and are joking about being a pimp or a ho have never been either, and know nothing about the violence and abuse inherent in that relationship.

Ha ha, really funny, unless you're actually being hurt. Which people ARE.

Anonymous said...

Hey, 4:16 – do you mean "go toward" the light? Maybe you should take your own advice and try treating us with respect. We independents listen to radio because we are sickened by the sycophantic drivel spewed by the Soros owned media.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure why she bothered to have all of this published. All she is doing is advertising the event for the club.

I think she was trying to bring publicity to herself.

If she really had an issue, why did she make this all public? She should have just contacted the club directly and kept it a private matter. What was her motivation in making it public? That the public would say OMG and not go to the epicenter ever again??? Anyone that was going to the party is still going and now more people know about it.

Nice job! Maybe she should send the club a bill for the advertising as a "campaign contribution".

Anonymous said...

If she really thinks that Suite is trying to promote prostitution and violence against women then I am not sure that I want her to as my representative.

Anyone with a 9th grade education or better should be able to realize that this is just a party, nothing more, nothing less and if she thought it was to hand out clubs to beat women with as they walked through the door, then she is doing one of two things:
1. Showing how STUPID and OUT OF TOUCH WITH REALITY SHE IS
or
2. PROMOTING HERSELF (and the club)

either way, she's not going to get my vote.

Anonymous said...

"Pimp and Ho".

Isn't it just lovely how language common amongst filthy, ignorant, illiterate black animals has become accepted as appropriate English with the white population? Yet another example why America is doomed to second class citizenship. Thanks folks. Now please "conversate" amongst yourselves about what a racist I am.

Anonymous said...

http://www.facebook.com/people/Jennifer-Watson-Roberts/720656307

Anonymous said...

IMPEACH JENNIFER ROBERTS!

Anonymous said...

How tall is Jennifer Roberts?

Anonymous said...

Maybe Roberts will attend my party. I'm having strippers and lots of booze and drugs.

Anonymous said...

6'4"

Anonymous said...

No one thinks the club is promoting violence against women. The images and glorification of that culture do a very nice job of that on their own. By using these images that That's what she's calling out and she is right to do so.

I am bewildered why so many think this is cool and fun. The lives of pimps and whores are famously brutal, nasty, fraught with danger and usually short. I'm not sure why people want to pretend to be that. Maybe you're just bored and it gives you a tingle?

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the new world. The Thought Police.

Anonymous said...

On behalf of commen sense people everywhere. We are asking Jennifer Roberts to mind her own business and get a life.

Anonymous said...

Please tell me our hard earned tax dollars are being spent on our officials wondering what costume parties are going on around town.

Anonymous said...

"See you at the party"
Pat McCrory


ps...the word verification the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER made me put in to publish this post was

"hooes"

you couldn't make that up!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Roberts.

Why would anyone want to attend a party where the theme is associated with lowlife petty criminals and drug addicts? And why would any self-respecting woman want to even pretend to be a ho? Why would any self-respecting man want to pretend to be a pimp, an abuser of women?

Pimps and hos? Yuck. What a stupidly disgusting idea for a party theme.

And hey, wouldn't it be a trip if the only people who showed up were real pimps and hos? Wouldn't that be a feather in uptown's cap?

Anonymous said...

"As a female leader in this community" Now that line threw me.

Anonymous said...

HO HO HO GREEN GIANT.

Anonymous said...

"Everything government touches turns to crap" Ringo Starr

Anonymous said...

I'm going to wear my Jennifer Roberts costume.

Anonymous said...

No boobs too big, no hair too blond, no brain too small.

That describes the Epicentre "pimps n hos" crowd perfectly-men and women both.

Anonymous said...

Jennifer Roberts is an IDIOT!

Anonymous said...

Where on earth are the mods? Come on, Observer, don't throw up a post like this and then leave the comments to every idiot. Or are you website hit "hos"?

paul said...

There is nothing glamorous in being a "ho", nor anything to consider humorous or entertaining. Women in such a situation should be pitied and helped. In the same fashion, there is nothing, NOTHING, about a pimp that should be imitated. The pimp is a scumbag, making his living by preying on women. He should be castigated and cast out of society, not emulated in any fashion. All y'all who think it's fun have lost your moral senses.

David Danforth said...

I am not defending Ms. Roberts or Democrats, but do any of the persons attacking her for her comments have daughters? Of sisters, or mothers?

Anonymous said...

Just a reminder people...anyone going to this event

CHOOSES TO DO SO

if you don't want to go, don't go.

It's a costume party. Let's change the name to TOGA Party...everyone happy now...

we can all wear sheets and run around in our underwear.

It's not like this is a mandatory event that we all have to attend.

It's a private event at a private nightclub.

Anyone who thinks it's anything more or less is reading into it too much.

And yes, I have a daughter and a mother...but I also have a brain and the ability to have independent thought about this event.

The more you talk about it, the more money the club is going to make.

You want to hurt them. STOP TALKING ABOUT IT

Anonymous said...

Hey Jen....throw a little tax miney at it.....that is what you are good at.

Anonymous said...

The theme is based on degrading conduct and violence. They are free to be trashy, but Roberts has every right and is right to call them on it.

Anonymous said...

How many letters of admonishment has Commissioner Roberts sent to all of the "lingerie modeling" and "massage" parlors or topless bars in Mecklenburg? none? I'm sure no REAL prostitution or violence toward women never occurs in those places... but no letter?
She is randomly harrassing a business ovr a costume party with a gaudy style of dress from the 70's...
Moreover if she respects womens rights she could work to make the sex trade more respectable and safer for women by legalizing and/or regulating it. So A) woment wouldn't be beholden to pimps for protection due to lack of legal protection, women could have freedom to do as they wish with their bodies. Afterall that is real feminism. when women are free to do what tehy want with their sexuality and free from humiliation and unsafe conditions based on their sexuality
In other words why is Jennifer judging another woman for performing a job that they should never have been judged for having in the first place

Anonymous said...

Pimps and Ho's in Charlotte??? We need to stick with the Paper Doll Lounge, a real class act. I thought the CMPD had chased the ho's away from the Square years ago.

Anonymous said...

it is just a reason to look at scantilly clad women in a public place... the women wear nothing and the club makes everything<$$>

Anonymous said...

Here's a clue Jennifer...we don't look up to you. We don't know, nor care whatever, who you are. You are not my role model, and for you to assume such is arrogance.

Anonymous said...

Here's a clue for you, 6:15. Since you don't know who Jennifer Roberts is, you're way too stupid and ignorant to have an opinion. Anyone that stupid and ignorant should be forbidden to vote.

No boobs too big, no neck too red, no hair too blond, no brain too small. I'm sure that describes you perfectly.

Anonymous said...

Yay. Charlotte overflows with drunken, ignorant white trash redneck nobodies. You probably think that cretin from Matthews on "Big Brother" is a role model.

Anonymous said...

This is perfect time to give Ms/Mr Roberts a gender test since we have the man/woman sprinter from Africa who is creating a worldwide stir talking running acting and looking like a man and winning all the races.

We suggest the Crocodile Dundee crotch grab test that works everytime like a charm and once it is determined then we can know for sure if she/he would qualify for the pimp or the ho. Until then its a mystery.

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
Yay. Charlotte overflows with drunken, ignorant white trash redneck nobodies. You probably think that cretin from Matthews on "Big Brother" is a role model."

Geesh. Arent we talking a little like that arrogant pompous bigoted racist Professor Gates who called the Cambridge cop a white trash redneck and got Obama into trouble defending him? As usual libs are ultimate racist bigots.

Using the derogatory redneck dosent slur the caucasoid race but instead slanders the red Mongoloid race who has the true genetic red neck.

Whether one is of the 3 archeologically classifed caucasoid mongoloid or negroid races and has a white red,yellow or black neck is irrelevant but it is racist and bigoted to continue defiling mongoloids with such stereotyping.

All caucasoids are potential temporary rednecks if they stay in the suns harmful UV rays too long. Even lighter negroids can be temporary rednecks while ironically even mongoloids can get sunburned and be redneck using lib racist logic.

Dee said...

It never fails to sadden me that, here, in my hometown, reside those who apparently live for those moments in which they can explode with the hate and idiocy which flows abundantly through their veins. Jennifer :BRAVO. This citizen appreciates the stand that you took. Even if it did make the sleazy trolls crawl out from under their rocks to upchuck their venom at you. Their comments say more about what is wrong with our culture than even the ridiculous party theme does. What a bunch of Jerry Springer trailor trash we have in the Queen City these days. With potty mouths. Perhaps they defend it because they identify with the degradation represented in the "Party" and the "humor". Like attracts like. And all Anonymous! Wow, way brave of you Dudes!

brian said...

Really? How old are these people? I think the last Pimps and hos party I heard about was Freshman year in college. Time to grow up. Stay classy Charlotte!

Anonymous said...

At the end of the day, your thought on the Chairwoman aside, the question is this.

Will this private event at a private club really increase prostitution or the battering of women in Uptown. There is no evidence to suggest that. Additionally there is no evidence to suggest that cancelling it will end the violent crime against women.

Although I believe the promoters goal was to throw a fun party with people dressed in character, I can see how the terms can be deemed offensive to some. However, I can also see how they probably had no ill will in mind when they went with this theme. I doubt they wanted this attention.

At the end of the day, the issue really isn't with the club or the promoters, it's with society. Therefore the only thing each of us can decide to do is choose how we treat women and then decide from there whether or not we will go to the event or not. If you don't want to go, then don't go.

BellaJane said...

The problem is glamorizing such a lifestyle. Its making it sexy. Its making it fun. Its also making light of a very real, and awful situation. Any person who has worked in a profession such as prostitution would certainly tell you it is neither fun or sexy. And its not to be taken light. Taking such a thing lightly allows us to brush it under the rug, and act as if prostitution, selling women and girls isn't a very serious problem. When in fact, it is.

Anonymous said...

To those of you who think that Roberts is overreacting, please learn about human trafficking and the modern day slavery that takes place today.

5 years ago I would have laughed at the title of this event. I probably would have even thought it would be fun to attend. That was before I understood that "hos" were not promiscuous porn star wannabees, but young people who had been victimized by pimps (aka slave masters or traffickers).

90% of sex workers are runaways, fostercare kids, or orphans

90% of sex workers have been sexually abused

90% of sex workers are supporting a substance abuse problem and / or pimp

These women (and girls) are not choosing this profession. They are being forced into it.

If you knew what Roberts knows, you would be outraged. Let's stop glamorizing this horrific crime against the weak.

Anonymous said...

Pimps And Hos... Must we Nigger up everything these days?

Anonymous said...

1. to miss i have a 19yr. old i bet ya she goes out dressed like a ho anyway but tells you its the sytle. 2. who was the dumb@$$ that selected to invite a counsilwoman to this type of event. 3. the problem with charlotte is they get things twisted like advertise this party mainstream instead of underground word of mouth,facebook, myspace, and etc. she has a right to be upset and insulted but honestly jenni is the girl from school nobody wanted and said she'd get them all back well she is and taking their partying with it . think about it yall remember that girl ???!!!!

Anonymous said...

to 3:53 Really is that the best ya got go back in your hole and think of some better Dems vs Repubs. material you disgust me and probably still use the "N" WORD FREQUENTLY I THINK THAT WAS YOU IN THE ELEVATER LAST WEEK AND SHOULD HAVE KNOCKED YOUR LIGHTS OUT THEN TO SHOW YOU WHITE PEOPLE DON'T LIKE TO HEAR THAT MESS AS MUCH AS YOU & YOUR HO WIFE THINK GO RAISE SOME MORE LIL HO'S TO SWING ON DA POLE.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone seen this persons huge hands? Yikez. The Seinfeld episode on his female girlfriends man sized hands cracking lobsters or crushing beer cans is too surreal now.

Could someone please provide some detailed background info on this city council person that can be checked out? Where did this person grow up and what schools were attended? Any peoples names and numbers who can verify the gender of this person?

How about a birth certificate? Any recipts on feminine absorbent products? It would be highly unenlightening to discover this person wears Fruit of the Loom, boxer shorts or stands to urinate.

Anonymous said...

I love the Paper Doll lounge and I also like Leather N Lace.

Anonymous said...

ITS A PARTY PEOPLE!! HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU SEE EVERY HALLOWEEN DRESSED UP LIKE A PIMP OR A HO! I have been to suite quite a few times and the crowd is very upscale and not what some are betraying!

Anonymous said...

As long as Roberts doesn't show up it will be fun. She or he is about as lame as you can get.

Anonymous said...

I am officially ashamed to live in this backwater of a city. You people sicken me. Just because you happen to not agree with Jennifer Roberts stand on the issue, does that give you the right to degrade and attack her personally? Apparently the uptown club scene is a perpetual "pimps and hos" party. I left an event at the Museum of the New South a couple weeks back and ran into a whole gaggle of what I thought were surely prostitutes. Then I realized that were just waiting to get into Forum. Who knew? Anyway, stop hating on Jennifer. Disagree, yes. But you guys are over the top with your vile comments. She can't help the way she looks. The girls in the line at Forum can.

Anonymous said...

I know everyone's intention was to drive business away from the club so that no one will go to this party....but you've probably done the opposite. NICE JOB Jennifer. If you just called the club directly, you probably wouldn't have packed it on Friday night!

I didn't know a thing about this event but now I am going and I have about 20 friends who are going with me! Thanks for the info. Who needs to be on their email list, I'll just wait to hear about the cool parties from our elected officials!

Gonna rock out with my...

Anonymous said...

What is with the commentary "no boobs too big, no hair too blonde, no brain too small" !!!!?????!!!!

As a blonde from Scandanavia I am very offended. There are many people that are naturally blonde and buxom that are highly intelligent. Scandanavia is tops in Research and Medicine (and guess what, it's a nation of big boobed blondes!).

Ill educated pervs that think pimps and hos is an ok theme and those that perpetuate the myth that blondes or women with big boobs are stupid are glorifying the wrong things. As said before real "pimps and hos" are not having "fun" the pimps need to have their balls cut off and the hos need rehab. And for all of those that make fun of buxom blondes, why do you continue to bleach your brown and black roots and get boob jobs!!!!!!!????

Anonymous said...

Hey 4:50... Did my comment hit too close to home??????? If the shoe fits...

Anonymous said...

Blue-eyed buxom blondes are def the most intelligent best looking babes on earth. Believe it on not this racist knock against blondes began after WW2 mainly by jewish survivors pissed off at Hitler who said the blonde hair blue eyed Euro caucasoid was superior. He was right but he didnt need to brag and you can throw in brunettes with brown or green eyes.

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Anonymous said...

I CAN NOT TELL ANY FEMALE WHAT I WENT THROUGH KNOWING THEY WENT THROUGHT THE SAME SITUATIONS AS I DID....STARTING OFF A JEWEL AND ENDING UP DIAMOND BECAUSE OF THE MONEY I BROUGHT IN EACH NIGHT AND COULD NOT RETURN TO A BED TO CLOSE MY EYES, TO REST, TO EAT, AND IN THE END I HAD NOTHING BUT MEMORIES OF BEATINGS , RAPES, AND A GUN PUT TO MY HEAD....AND STILL TO THIS DAY THINK ABOUT MY DADDY WHO IS DOING A FEDERAL BID TO GET OUT ON PAROLE ONE DAY I THOUGHT HE LOVED ME I THOUGHT I WAS SPECIAL ...I WAS USED AND SOCIETY AND THE DAYS WE LIVE TODAY ARE FILLED WITH PEOPLE THAT DO NOT CARE THAT WILL TAKE A 13 YEAR OLD CHILD FROM HER FRONT YARD, STEAL A 3 YEAR OLD OUT OF HER HOME AND WE WILL NEVER SEE THEM AGAIN FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY. I THOUGHT WHEN MY DADDY CALLED ME A HO HE LOVED ME WHEN I WAS HIS BITCH I WAS ON TOP OF THE WORLD AND WHEN WAS ANNOUNCED BOTTOM BICTH I WORKED HARDER UNTIL I HAD A GUN PUT TO MY HEAD AND MY DADDY WAS NO WHERE TO BE FOUND. ROBERTS YOU STEP OUT ON THAT TRACK AND HAVE YOURE OWN PIMP AND HO PARTY GET RAPED AND BEATEN WATCH A 13 YEAR OLD IN 8INCH HEALS BEING CHAISED BY A PIMP FROM ANOTHER STATE BEING GRABED AND NAPPED TO NOT KNOW HER DESTINY OR WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT. ENJOY YOURE PARTY