Nightclub slammed for announcing Baby Reindeer's 'real Martha' appearance

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By James Kay

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A nightclub in the UK has been slammed on social media after announcing that the real-life Martha from Baby Reindeer will be making a guest appearance.

The Netflix series, which has captivated audiences with its haunting depiction of a comedian ensnared by a relentless stalker, has thrust creator Richard Gadd into the spotlight.

Despite attempts to veil the characters' identities, intense public scrutiny has uncovered the woman behind the fictional Martha - Fiona Harvey.

Gadd alongside Jessica Gunning, who played Martha. Credit: Rodin Eckenroth/Getty

In a recent interview with Piers Morgan, she shed light on her side of the story, although claimed that she felt "used" by the host.

Despite Gadd stating multiple times that he feels like Harvey is also a victim of a failed system and needs to be left alone, the opposite has happened.


Kasbah Nightclub in Coventry, UK, has announced on social media that they are welcoming Harvey this coming Saturday for a guest appearance.

Stating that her appearance on May 18 will be a "world exclusive," the club added: "She will be signing autographs, taking selfies and she may also take a lucky reindeer home to hang her curtains!"


The announcement was met with mixed reactions, though the vocal majority were appalled at what they were reading.

One person wrote: "Imagine if it was a guy who had claims of stalking a woman then this nightclub paying him to sign autographs!! This is absolutely sick, obviously the owner/manager of this club who arranged this has some serious issues aswell."


A second person said: "I really hope this is a joke because exploiting a person that is clearly suffering from mental health issues, for profit, is disgusting, immoral and unethical. You have a duty of care not only to her but your patrons.

"Parading her around in front of drunk young people is not only putting her at risk but also them, from a clearly unstable, mentally ill individual. This is exactly the same as putting ‘dunce’ on someone and having the class laugh at them.

"Whoever thought this would be a good idea really needs to go back to the drawing board and take a hard look at their moral compass."

Baby Reindeer was created by Richard Gadd. Credit: Araya Doheny/Getty

After a third person commented: "This isn’t ok, don’t take advantage of someone so vulnerable," the club responded: "The actor starred in a series based on his own true life story, he literally created the publicity for her? He’s laughing all the way to the bank mate."

Others hoped that the announcement was a joke, though at the time of writing this is unconfirmed and the ad is assumed to be real.

Featured image credit: Araya Doheny/Getty

Nightclub slammed for announcing Baby Reindeer's 'real Martha' appearance

vt-author-image

By James Kay

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A nightclub in the UK has been slammed on social media after announcing that the real-life Martha from Baby Reindeer will be making a guest appearance.

The Netflix series, which has captivated audiences with its haunting depiction of a comedian ensnared by a relentless stalker, has thrust creator Richard Gadd into the spotlight.

Despite attempts to veil the characters' identities, intense public scrutiny has uncovered the woman behind the fictional Martha - Fiona Harvey.

Gadd alongside Jessica Gunning, who played Martha. Credit: Rodin Eckenroth/Getty

In a recent interview with Piers Morgan, she shed light on her side of the story, although claimed that she felt "used" by the host.

Despite Gadd stating multiple times that he feels like Harvey is also a victim of a failed system and needs to be left alone, the opposite has happened.


Kasbah Nightclub in Coventry, UK, has announced on social media that they are welcoming Harvey this coming Saturday for a guest appearance.

Stating that her appearance on May 18 will be a "world exclusive," the club added: "She will be signing autographs, taking selfies and she may also take a lucky reindeer home to hang her curtains!"


The announcement was met with mixed reactions, though the vocal majority were appalled at what they were reading.

One person wrote: "Imagine if it was a guy who had claims of stalking a woman then this nightclub paying him to sign autographs!! This is absolutely sick, obviously the owner/manager of this club who arranged this has some serious issues aswell."


A second person said: "I really hope this is a joke because exploiting a person that is clearly suffering from mental health issues, for profit, is disgusting, immoral and unethical. You have a duty of care not only to her but your patrons.

"Parading her around in front of drunk young people is not only putting her at risk but also them, from a clearly unstable, mentally ill individual. This is exactly the same as putting ‘dunce’ on someone and having the class laugh at them.

"Whoever thought this would be a good idea really needs to go back to the drawing board and take a hard look at their moral compass."

Baby Reindeer was created by Richard Gadd. Credit: Araya Doheny/Getty

After a third person commented: "This isn’t ok, don’t take advantage of someone so vulnerable," the club responded: "The actor starred in a series based on his own true life story, he literally created the publicity for her? He’s laughing all the way to the bank mate."

Others hoped that the announcement was a joke, though at the time of writing this is unconfirmed and the ad is assumed to be real.

Featured image credit: Araya Doheny/Getty