Parents are outraged after club promoters in a UK town have been advertising “pop ya cherry parties” aimed at children as young as 14.
The Valentine’s Day event has attracted criticism from parents in Surrey, UK, who claim the event “promotes underage sex”.
Parents say the wording on the posters is “inappropriate” and claim the event promoters are deliberately targeting young children with suggestive language.
“I used to go to under 18’s nights and they definitely weren’t advertised like that. I just can’t believe it,” wrote one shocked parent on the event’s Facebook page.
“The term ‘pop ya cherry’ in particular obviously implies that if you’re a virgin you should go there to have sex,” added another.
“There are loads of school kids who get off at that bus stop so they’re obviously deliberately targeting them,” said one local mom.
While promoters have claimed the event is “selling out fast”, only 6 of the 33 people invited to the party’s Facebook even have said they are attending.
The venue hosting the even has said they do not hold nights for under-18s, although this is unconfirmed. The event promoters have made no further statements.