In a recent post, the two women recounted their experience at the club saying that the club staff allegedly threatened them and asked them to leave the premises even though they did not do anything.
Two women in their early twenties are going viral online for sharing their harrowing experience which they faced at a club in Chennai. The two women alleged that they were treated badly by the club because they are a same sex couple.
The two girls, Rasika Gopalakrishnan and Shivangi Singh, took to their respective Facebook pages to tell their experience at a bar called The Slate Hotels.
In a long FB post, Rasika recounted her experience saying that the club apparently accused them of doing something else and insisted them to leave the premises even though they did not do anything.
Read her full post here:
“Recently I went through a horrifying and infuriating experience, do take the time out to read this if you can.
Saturday, 28/07/2019 : Nungambakkam, Chennai
My girlfriend and I decided to go to a bar called The Slate Hotels on a Saturday night. While dancing, there were 4 to 5 men who were standing at the bar and were constantly staring at us, making us very uncomfortable. As far as we knew, almost everyone else was enjoying themselves as much as we did, yet why did we draw such unwarranted attention? Why was it so hard to digest that 2 people of the same sex were dancing together? I was appalled at the way in which we were immediately fetishized by the people around us.
We felt these stares follow us to the washroom. Moments later, we hear frantic knocks on our door, ordering us to step out of the washroom. 4 male bouncers and 1 female bouncer were inside the washroom, demanding to know what we were doing in the washroom together. They accused us of ‘doing something else’, they warned us about ‘several complaints’ they had received from the guests, and they insisted that we leave immediately. So we left.
What were these ‘complaints’, I am curious to know. Did we hurt anyone? Did we pick a fight? Did we abuse/harass anybody? We minded our own business, so why didn’t they mind theirs? How dare they throw us outside their bar without having the decency to explain to us the exact reason. Such offensive and unprofessional behaviour from the staff is UNACCEPTABLE. How dare they have the audacity to assume that we’d be ‘upto something’?
I am devastated by the assumptions that are made about people who deviate even slightly from the norm. They decided to make a ‘threat’ out of us for absolutely no good reason, and worse, tried to make us feel guilty for something we didn’t do.”
She also accused the hotel of threatening them by saying that they had a video of them making out and they would make the video public.
She wrote, “We spoke to the manager. He was completely ludicrous, to say the least. He insisted that we had made the people there uncomfortable by making out on the stage. He went on to claim that he had us on footage, making out. He also said at some point that since we made our story public on social media, he could have also released the videos. (Talk about threatening us.)
But the best part is this: when we insisted that we want to come down and watch the footage for ourselves, he didn’t pick our calls for hours, and finally called back saying that there is no need to watch any footage, it won’t be necessary. He lied about the footage – it never existed – so that we could be scared into submission, into redacting our own complaints. This is outright manipulation of customers.
The manager insisted that they have to keep the place comfortable for everybody in the club, and families etc. were feeling uncomfortable by the mere presence of Rasika and I. But Rasika clearly remembers straight couples being intimate on the dance floor, and while that is completely OK with us, these couples were NOT thrown out of the club for making other people uncomfortable. WE were thrown out because we were making the straight people in the club uncomfortable.
These guys could have just apologised yesterday but they decided to drag it out by scaring Rasika and I.”