TAIPEI — US Internet company Yahoo! has apologised to Taiwanese clients over a lap dance show organised during a brainstorming meeting for Internet engineers in Taipei over the weekend.
The rare move came after girls wearing bras and miniskirts performed in front of male participants seated on stage during an event that was part of a Yahoo! Hack Day, when developers work on creating new web applications.
"This incident is regrettable and we apologise to anyone that we have offended," Chris Yeh, head of the Yahoo! Developer Network, said in a statement posted on the company's website.
"As many folks have rightly pointed out, the 'Hack Girls' aspect of our Taiwan Hack Day is not reflective of that spirit or purpose," Yeh said, without specifying who had complained.
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