It’s a shame that in 2015, racism is still prevalent, alive and rears its ugly head. A night club that denies anyone based on color, gender or any other non-essential reason should not be allowed to keep a license.
We live in a world that unfortunately has a certain group of people feeling like having money and power gives them the right to belittle and ridicule others based on how they look and get away with no consequences.
We hope other celebrities will follow Omarion’s lead.
See what was reported per the Rickey Smiley Morning Show:
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:
I will not be attending #DstrktLondon tonight period.
— OMARION (@1Omarion) October 2, 2015
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.
Source: Ricky Smiley Morning Show