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DSTRKT, a London nightclub, has come under fire after its racist and colorist practices have been made publicly known. London-based actress Zalika Miller and her friends were denied entrance to the club in late September for not having the right look, according to Rolling Out.

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According to the promoter who Miller knows, Black girls needed to have a certain look to gain entrance.  Upon arrival at the club, Miller and her friends were told it was full by the doorman but watched as other (White) people were allowed to enter.

In conversation with the promoter via text message, Miller was told that the girls she was with were “too dark” and “overweight.” Miller then took to social media to share her outrage which led to a social media firestorm and dozens of people protesting outside of the club.

DSTRKT seemed to have ignored the negative media attention and continued to carry on as they were. But this past Friday, October 2, Omarion who was set to appear at the club sent out the following tweet:

The tweet said: I will not be attending #DstrktLondon tonight period.

Woo hoo! Way to take a stand Omarion. One person who apparently didn’t take stand was Chris Brown’s ex, Karrucehe Tran who voiced her criticism of the club but still showed up after the incident became widely known. Side-eye.

From DSTRKT’s Twitter, the nightclub still appears to be ignoring all the backlash but with calls to Black celebs to boycott the club that has hosted the likes of Jay-Z and Rihanna in the past, it’ll be interesting to see if they do any damage control at all.

Either way, way to go Omarion! And while some may be upset, I think it’s always good when racism comes out in the open – we know where we won’t partying next time we’re in London.


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