Letter: Not big enough for two Divas

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From Mr Mario Iosue

Sir: I was horrified to learn that a new restaurant in Frith Street, Soho, is not only to be called "Diva", the registered name of my own restaurant, but is to employ transvestite waiters ("Transvestites hired to pass the dressing", 7 August). Although I have no objection whatsoever to transvestite customers, the usual clientele of my restaurant would not enjoy the attentions of gaudily dressed staff of indeterminate sex with big feet and hands.

In addition, customers actively seeking such waitresses would be deeply disappointed. I suggest they change the name.

Yours faithfully,

Mario Iosue


London, SW7