Inappropriate Behavior Led Violet Chachki To Be Expelled, Alleges Paris Gay Sex Club

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RuPaul's Drag Race Season 7 winner Violet Chachki says that over the weekend, she was kicked out of a Paris sex club for not being masculine enough.

Chachki, who was in town for fashion week, tweeted:

 

 

She later told Hornet:

It was a fashion week party. At a club that has dark rooms downstairs for sex. I was there seeing 3 friends that were performing/dj. I wasn’t in drag but I had makeup on. I met someone there who also had makeup on but was obviously male bodied but very feminine. We tried to go downstairs to the sexy part when like 4 guys picked us up and dragged us out of the club.

Since then, people have been flooding the club's Facebook page with negative reviews, and other criticism.

Responding to the incident, Le Dépôt recently released a public statement, and some of it conflicts with Chachki's account of what took place.

“Le Dépôt has been a gay club for 19 years. It is a true institution of the Parisian nightlife that respects all the LGBTQ communities and in particular every gay individual, whether they chose to express their personality in a masculine, feminine or androgynous way. The club is a place where all the sexualities are respected.

Violet Chachki was indeed expelled from the club at 4:00 am following an unacceptable and inappropriate behavior inside the club with the other clients. Violet Chachki posted videos of the Cruising Sex space of Le Dépôt on her Instagram account when this is explicitly forbidden by the internal rules and regulations as she was reminded several times. She also tried to go downstairs with female clients when the space is just for male clients.

There never was any judgement about Chachki’s gender, looks, color of skin or overall appearance. He was welcomed inside without any discrimation just like all the other clients.

He wasn’t denied the access at the entrance; there was neither transphobia nor any discrimination towards him/her, just enforcement of the rules and regulations of the club.

Furthermore, Violet was very aggressive with the security staff, who stayed polite despite the insults, as you can see on the video. His excessive behavior disturbed the event.

The club promotes every campaign about the discriminations against LGBTQI people and has never been targeted by such a defamatory campaign. If necessary, the direction of the club is ready to take legal action.”

Ultimately, it appears as though Chachki wishes to put the whole event behind her.

 

 

H/T: Hornet

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I'm calling BS on Chachki, whom I loved and was on team Chachki. during her season. Everytime I am in Paris I go to Le Depot at least 2-4x and there are always all types of men, and non gender conforming sexiness in the dark rooms...they would not throw her/him out without a legitimate reason or complaint by other patrons. I'm team Le Depot on this one.

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Funny, I was just at Le Depot a couple weeks ago hosting the Pink X Gay Video Awards & the staff & party-goers were all super nice to me. My gayboyfriend got his ass eaten while laying on my lap as I was sitting on the bar. (Among other unmentionables in ‘dark corners’) It was awesome! If you’re chill & enhance the sex vibe, they’ll be chill with you.  Thanks Le Depot!! 

Love mr. P & my vag ;)

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Barring those who are not presenting as male is not uncommon, these clubs cator to men and want to have a certain atmosphere not drag queens cracking jokes or fem guys giggling about the goings on (two examples).  Club Z in Seattle has this rule; NO feminine attire.

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Not all drag queens "crack jokes" everywhere and not all men that present more femininely than masculine are gigglers though. You know what you're getting into when you go to these spaces. If you visit Violet's Instagram, she is very comfortable with her sexuality. She does not come off as comedic. She wasn't even in drag. We won't ever really know what exactly happened, but the LGBTQ+ have faced enough segregation over the years, and it's too bad that in a place like Paris (or even Seattle for that matter) there is still segregation happening where only certain types of the LGBTQ+ are welcomed.

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So the club "is a place where all the sexualities are respected"... except if you're a female going into a male space. Hmmmmmm...

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It's a gay sex area. I wouldn't want girls there while im having sex. They can still go in the club just not to the sex area. I think that's fair.

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Hakken, it is only as unsafe as you yourself choose to make it. With PrEP, and condoms, you are responsible for your safety and with either of these a sexy dark room encounter on a night out can be as safe as your own room. For some, clubs are a romantic, sensual place for self expression, at times and for some, sexual self expression with a consenting partner(s). If one prefers the lighter social activities, the dark rooms are separate and one may certainly have fun without those activities. As they say, "Different strokes for different folks."

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At least, when you go to a sex-club, you respect the intimacy and sexuality of others, abstaining from filming what happens there before coming to claim tolerance and respect, that it begins by respecting the people around it. She would have been fired in 10 minutes in a sex club in Manathan or elsewhere. That she apologizes instead of trying to keep face, it is ridiculous and disrespectful for the club as well as her fans that she deliberately took for fools. Generation "all to ego", what does she do for LGBT rights? Nothing !

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I don't want to sound self-righteous but isn't it having sex spaces in clubs overexualization of the space itself? Also, isn't it risky, unclean, unsafe? If people want to have sex they should go to a motel or their own homes. Let clubs be just that: clubs for some talk, drinking and dancing.

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It's a sex club though.  Shouldn't people go to dance clubs if they dont want an oversexualization space?

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So rather than apologize for being out of line, Chachki claims to have been rightly upset and over a piece of drama that he created. Talk about entitled!

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