Cindy Cucumber (real name unknown) applied to dance at Devil’s Hole strip club in Portland, Oregon but claims she was denied employment because she has brown hair.
“The manager said they have too many brunettes, but when I said I’d dye my hair blonde, he said they only hire natural blondes,” Cucumber told Portland Underground. “I told them I’d go red, they said red hair was currently out-of-style. I told them I’d go pink and the manager said he hates pink.”
Cucumber feels she’s being discriminated against purely because of her natural hair color.
“You can’t discriminate against somebody because they have black or brown or red or yellow skin and I don’t think you can discriminate against hair color. I plan on talking to a lawyer and can hopefully file a discrimination suit against Devil’s Hole.”
Cindy has no prior experience with adult dancing, but had recently quit her job as a sandwich artist at Subway and wanted to brave a new horizon.
“I loved being a sandwich artist, but I’d done it for twelve years, and it just didn’t feel like the creative outlet it once was for me. I thought with dancing I could have flexible hours, make good money and be able to express my sexuality. So I watched strip dancing videos on YouTube and practiced for a couple weeks and got it down.”
She says she might possibly apply at other Portland clubs, but the emotional distress caused by the discrimation has hurt her self-confidence.
Devil’s Hole has not responded to phone calls or emails.