DSTRKT Nightclub came under fire when a group of friends said they weren’t allowed entry into the club because they were too dark and fat.
Zalika Miller told the Voice about the incident.
“Prior to us actually getting to the club, the [promoter] wanted pictures of the girls that my friend was going to bring,” Miller told London’s Black newspaper The Voice. “He basically said, if she was going to bring Black girls then they’ve got to be of ‘a certain caliber. She sent him pictures of me and another girl that was coming and I guess he gave his approval.”
Doug Wendel, the head of marketing for the club, spoke yesterday when a protest was held in front of the club.
“I don’t speak for the club, I speak for myself,” he told the group of black women.
And stated that he had nothing to apologize for.
Coincidentally, as he was speaking Karrueche Tran, Chris Brown’s ex, was making her way into the club for an appearance.
In an interview with The Voice, Wendel spoke about the alleged incident: “Because the allegations are false, there’s no proof that we have refused a guest because of race or discrimination.”
“The messages from who? They’re not members of staff, they don’t work for DSTRKT. I cannot be responsible for the words of third parties, they do not work for the venue, they provide a service for the venue,” he said.
Wendel stated, as a reference to the bouncers and guards working the doors.