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Hotel Advertises Its ‘Poofters Welcome’ Policy. Offensive?

The Penny Farthing Hotel in Lyndhurst, in southern England, twisted a line from the sitcom Little Britain for its new slogan. In addition to advertising his hotel with the line “Poofters Welcome Here,” Mark Saqui also posted a sign outside the property reading “There’s more than one gay in the village,” a play on the show’s Daffyd Thomas, the show’s flamboyant character that claimed he was was the “only gay in the village.” So why put up the sign? To let gay travelers know that unlike Peter and Hazelmary Bull, he welcomes their kind. And even though the town council voiced its disapproval over the sign, Saqui insists the sign was “put out for a joke. It’s just a bit of light-hearted fun and has been for the past ten years.” I tend to agree.