“... said my friend could not come in because she’s trans…” Schafer is seen saying at the beginning of the video. “Don’t come to Silq, it’s not safe for transgender people, if you’re in Dusseldorf, Germany.”
In the middle of the video, a fan comes up to Schafer and asks for a picture with her.
“Oh, thank you. I’m actually very upset at this place right now, because they’re transphobic,” she replied. “Didn’t let my assistant in because she’s trans. They suck. You shouldn’t go here.”
“Internet, do what you do, take them out,” she concludes.
Silq quickly responded, posting a picture of a heart in the colors of the Trans Pride flag on its Instagram account, along with an apology to Schafer.
“Electronic music is love and not hate. Anyone who does not respect the principles of electronic music has no place in our colorful world,” the message reads. “We apologize at this point to Hunter Schafer and your company for the misunderstanding at our door in the night from Saturday to Sunday.”
“This kind of thing has no place in our world and simply must not happen,” the apology continues. “We hereby expressly distance ourselves from any form of discrimination. After a conversation with the corresponding security employee, he was kicked out today. We, the Silq are and remain a LGBT-friendly club and look forward to many more great nights with you.”
While some are calling the post “damage control,” Schafer seems to have at least somewhat accepted the apology, liking Silq’s Instagram post.