Saskatoon’s Ridiculous Anti-Stripping Bylaw Cancels a Suicide Girls Show

Breaking: Suicide Girls are still a thing?

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May 3 2016, 2:54pm

Saskatoon's worst nightmare. Photo via Flickr user Doug Dillard

Just in case you needed another reason to avoid Saskatoon, the city's wildly archaic 'adult services bylaw' derailed a Suicide Girl's performance scheduled for Sunday night.

Despite our surprise that the Suicide Girls are still a thing, the group claims their venue was unable to secure a license for the show and even warned them not to go through with their burlesque routine after getting notices from the city.

Saskatoon's city council ratified the insane bylaw back in October (though it was first introduced in 2012) and literally said its purpose is to prevent any services "designed to appeal to sexual or erotic appetites." Jesus Christ. The law has mostly been used to thwart stripping, lingerie shows and burlesque performances but if you've ever seen a master Subway sandwich artist at work you know there are many services that can appeal to one's sexual or erotic appetites.

"It's just absurd, really. It's almost like a Footloose type of law," founder Missy Suicide told CBC. "We expect so much more from Canada."

But don't feel too bad for the people who bought tickets because they still had a chance to meet the performers, eat pizza and take selfies all night long.

And the bylaw saved them from a burlesque show for which they should be eternally thankful.

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