The high-end London club DSTRKT is seeing some serious backlash from protesters who claim the club has a racist door policy.
On the night of September 26th, a number of women were denied entry to the club. Although they had been denied, other people who arrived after were granted entry. This is supposedly due to a racist door policy and it has created an uproar within the London club scene.
Local DJs and grime MCs, including Stormzy, Tinchy Stryder and BBC 1Xtra’s Sarah-Jane Crawford have all chimed in expressing their distaste for the club that boasts having Kim Kardashian, Jay-Z and Rihanna as guests.
DJ Brockie spoke with DJ Mag, saying, “How can a club in this day and age make rules to stop people coming in who are the wrong shape or skin tone? So sad and disgusting.”
Grime MC Gracious K gave a statement to DJ Mag saying, “This whole DSTRKT scandal further highlights the issues people face. It is not this club alone but the majority of the West End employs this barbaric racial profiling system. It is a shame because they profit from the culture but don't want you in there to enjoy it. Personally I've been told by door staff that they've hit their quota for black people tonight, and it's not a nice feeling.”
The club has posted a message on the DSTRKT Facebook page stating that "the club was fully booked due to its popularity," and the only reason people were allowed in after a select few were denied entry is due to the fact that they had previously booked a reservation in advance.
We'll keep you updated as we continue to learn more from this developing story.
(Source: DJ Mag)