This weekend, RuPaul's Drag Race winner Violet Chachki tweeted her outrage over being "physically dragged" out of Parisian gay club Le Depot because she was not presenting masculine enough.
I was just physically dragged out of le depot in Paris for not being masc presenting enough. I'm in shock and disgusted. fuck the French
— Violet Chachki (@VioletChachki) October 1, 2017
Chachki later expander upon the incident to 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.
The Drag Race alum also broadcasted the aftermath of the incident live on Periscope.
Chacki's violent removal from Le Depot is another reminder of how femme-presenting people are treated in spaces dominated by gay men—even when they're famous. To bodily drag someone out of a club over their perceived gender is absolutely reprehensible and unacceptable.