Club Turns Women Away For Being "Overweight" & "Too Dark"

The Internet Reacts With #DoILookDSTRKT Protest.

DSTRKT Club in Piccadilly Circus has long claimed to be a hotspot for the capital’s celebrity visitors

Despite accepting previous guests of all colours and sizes (from Jay Z to members of TOWIE), it’s recently been the target of a well-deserved backlash, as door staff and promoters refused entry to a group of women, claiming they were “overweight” and “too dark”.

Having already clarified which women were coming to the nightclub by demanding photos of the group before arrival, the four women watched as other people were let into the club after they were refused entry.

The group had been told that if black women were to be accepted into the club, they were to be "of a certain calibre", and despite believing they were to be allowed in and given a table, the women were told by someone at the door: "I don't think they're good looking enough".

Naturally disgusted at the way they were treated, the group started a hashtag in protest, #DoILookDistrict, which has attracted the interest and support of several people on social media, including DJ Martelo and grime MC Stormzy.

MC Stormzy retweets details of a DSTRKT promoter's creepy demands 

DJ Martelo previously played a prestigious basement venue near Oxford Street

Last night, the ladies were joined in a peaceful demonstration by several other people enraged by DSTRKT's actions. Standing outside the club, a chant of 'Boycott DSTRKT' went round. The club has yet to comment on the incident, but it can only be imagined its popularity as a celeb hangout might have lessened.

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Written by Tamara Roper

30 Sep 2015