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KC nightclub's social media posts about rape draw criticism

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A Kansas City nightclub is getting a lot of criticism because its post to their Twitter and Facebook pages announcing their New Year's Eve specials mentioned rape.

The Aura Kansas City nightclub is located at 39th and Main streets.

On Tuesday afternoon they posted the following to Twitter and Facebook:

"HOT ANNOUNCEMENT: AURA introduces the anti-rape program... We won't RAPE you on prices on NYE on "all inclusives" where they run out of liquor at 11pm hahaha."

"Bottom line is, I own the bar. I will take responsibility for anything my members put out, and someone made a horrible mistake. Obviously, I think we all know they did not mean for the connotation this was taken in, but they should have obviously chose their words much more wisely," owner Stuart Solomon said.

Within an hour, the Facebook post had 163 comments and many people had shared and mentioned the tweet on Twitter.

"This is disgusting. Rape is not an advertising tool, morons! It is a horrific, invasive, violent act!" wrote one person on Twitter.

"Rape isn't a joke, or even a colorful word. Words matter..." wrote another person on the club's Facebook page.

The Facebook status was removed just over an hour after it was originally posted. Their entire Twitter account was removed shortly before 7 p.m.

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