Oh dear – it seems that a can of worms have been lifted on one of London’s most popular clubs: DSTRKT. A recent story, involving black female party goers has come to light. Door staff and promoters have recently come under fire for refusing entry to darker skinned girls. The first of allegations began when actress and presenter, Zalika Miller and her pals were refused entry because of their skin and size.
Since then, the floodgates have opened, with a series of other allegations from various women. Radio 1 Xtra DJ Sarah Jane Crawford also expressed issues of blatant racism by door staff, and took to twitter to voice her opinion on the matter.
The backlash didn’t end there for London’s popular club, as reviews and Facebook comments have emerged – with many clubbers also expressing their own personal experience of racism. DSTRKT took to Facebook and released a statement, making it clear that they were in no way refusing visitors because of their skin colour, but instead because of full bookings. The statement however only seemed to make things worse, as further comments from bitter clubbers responded. One need only look at the reviews, and you would see that racism in DSTRKT is nothing new – with comments going back years, mentioning the same unfortunate experiences.
It is no question that DSTRKT remains one of the most popular clubs in London. However if it wants to stay that way, it would need to pull its socks up. What the people want is not a statement of words, but a drastic change in behaviour to its customers.