it's just karaoke -- not prostitution

Heard about this local dispute in New York, and just had to shake my head. The owners of a planned karaoke joint in Bay Ridge recently saw their request for a liquor license rejected amid allegations by some Community Board members that place was actually a "den of prostitution": Board thinks karaoke is just off-key prostitution.

These people obviously have a deep misunderstanding of karaoke culture. People just want to sing in rooms! Sing, have a drink, and enjoy themselves with friends. The fact that they're concerned about its proximity to schools is laughable. But because the establishment is Asian-owned, there must be something illicit going on, right? That's racist!

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