UPDATE: Tinchy Stryder has now joined the boycott.
Reports are stating that popular nightclub DSTRKT (known for drawing the likes of Kim Kardashian, Will Smith and JAY Z) told two women that they were “too dark” and “overweight” to enter their establishment.
Four friends — Lin Mei, Reisha, Tasha and Zalika, aged between 26 and 29 — had planned a night out at the popular nightclub. According to Zalika, the promoter that they were apparently connected to wanted “pictures of the girls” that were coming along. Once they arrived, Lin Mei then claimed that Reisha and Tasha were asked to stand across the road from DSTRKT so that the manager could get a better look at them. The night continued downward, as they noticed many others being granted entry while they were being forced to remain outside.
Naturally, this brought outrage from the women and question (above), and lead to a subsequent protest (below) and social media campaign (backed with the hashtag #DoILookDstrkt). Socialite Karrueche Tran also expressed disappointment in the club’s decisions following her own night of partying there (NOTE: her appearance during said protest wasn’t exactly warm, either).
DSTRKT itself has yet to comment on the accusations, but reports are claiming that someone purporting to be the venue’s manager have denied racial discrimination.