Protest at London club accused of refusing women entry for being ‘too dark’ and ‘overweight’
September 30, 2015 at 2:00 am
On Saturday night, Lin Mei, a 29-year-old from London, was refused entry into DSTRKT nightclub in London along with a group of friends. In an interview with The Voice newspaper, Lin Mei alleged that two of her friends were told that they would not be allowed into the club on the basis that they were “too dark” and “overweight.”
Since Saturday, a number of women have shared similar experiences of discrimination at DSTRKT and other London clubs on social media. Representatives of the club have allegedly denied that the club turns away people on the basis of race, but they have not yet released an official statement.
Last night a crowd gathered outside DSTRKT to protest in response to the mistreatment of the women. The protest is also gaining strong support online under the hashtags #DoILookDstrkt and #dstrkt.
Check out some of the tweets below.
This protest is proof of how powerful black women are when they come together. #dstrkt
— 🇯🇲 (@Kvshungpeng) September 29, 2015
They're protesting that racist club in London that won't admit Black people but hires Black celebs and plays Black music
— ✨🌊 ADRIENNE ✨🌊✨ (@AquafarE) September 29, 2015
#dstrkt is trending, good! They should be ashamed, absolutely sickening.
— BLUEY #EastLondonMagician (@blueybluetooth) September 30, 2015
— Mahalia Fontaine (@maymayf) September 30, 2015
Being rejected club entry due to ones race happens far too often around the UK #DSTRKT
— FrSh | KrownMedia (@LukeFrSH) September 30, 2015
— jennn. (@__jennnai) September 30, 2015
Stopped going to #dstrkt on my 23rd birthday after the 2 white girls in the group got in free and 3 of us brown girls got qs'd & had to pay.
— Imriel Morgan 🧚🏾🍀🦖 (@ImiMorgan) September 30, 2015
When I was with black friends I got turned away from #DSTRKT cos it was "full" but white people behind and in front were walking straight in
— 🌙 (@selsofly) September 30, 2015
Has been happening to black women for a v. long time. We either have to get there early for a chance to get in or have a backup plan #dstrkt
— A Leader ♡ (@LeedaLeedz) September 29, 2015
— Genuine Melanin® (@GenuineMelanin) September 29, 2015
— Cam (@Camz_Rozay) September 30, 2015
— 🌙 (@pennyswxrld) September 30, 2015
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