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Was John Amaechi Denied Entry From a Gay Bar Because He’s Big and Black, Or Argumentative And Aggressive?

John Amaechi’s party had been “argumentative and aggressive” at another venue, explains Matt Taylor to the BBC, manager of the Crunch bar in Manchester, explaining why his staff blocked the former NBA baller’s entry. Amaechi tweeted he was refused because the bouncer said he looked “big, black and could be trouble.” Says Taylor: “Whilst I understand it is upsetting to be turned away from a venue when on a night out, to justify a refusal of entry by provoking a racist debate is completely uncalled for.” Amaechi still wants an apology. Would some drink tickets do?

By:           Sarah Nigel
On:           Sep 14, 2010
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  • 21 Comments
    • spider_orchid
      spider_orchid

      …at another venue. So he went to a club and got into some kind of thing there and left. He went to another club and they didn’t let him in because he and his people got into it at ANOTHER club? What the eff?

      Sep 14, 2010 at 12:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jack E. Jett
      Jack E. Jett

      I have interviewed John a few times. He is one of he the nicest guys in the worlds. Has a great sense of humor about himself and responded to some of my silly ass questions with great wit, unlike Prima Billy Bean who has somehow confused his place in pop culture with Angelna Jolie.

      I can’t imagine any club that would not want John ….besides his celebrity..he is a fucking stud.

      Sep 14, 2010 at 12:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mk
      mk

      Queerty you left some important information out of this article.

      The rest of Amaechi’s group was allowed in without any difficulty, which casts doubt on the bar spokesman’s later attempt to justify Amaechi’s exclusion by saying his group had been flagged as trouble over the gay village’s shared security radio network. Furthermore, the other venues that were using the radio network all during that night have stated there was in fact no warning or mention at all on it involving Amaechi.

      He was turned away because he’s big and black.

      Sep 14, 2010 at 1:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • whatever
      whatever

      Racist gay club owners? Glad stuff like this never happens in the US.

      Sep 14, 2010 at 1:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill Perdue
      Bill Perdue

      Niggers like him and the Porch Monkey-in-Chief don’t belong in our gay bars.

      I can’t tell you how many gay bars I’ve been thrown out of because they were overrun with those disgusting yard apes who don’t even wash their asses. Seriously. I’ve had more nigger shit in my mouth than a toilet in Detroit.

      This guy did the right thing. Keep our gay bars white! Heil Hitler! Heil Arafat! Allahu akbar!

      Sep 14, 2010 at 2:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ken
      ken

      @whatever: ha ha so true (sarcasm)

      Sep 14, 2010 at 2:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Black Pegasus
      Black Pegasus

      I’m not surprised by this incident at all.

      It’s happened to me at Gay clubs as well.

      Sep 14, 2010 at 2:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill Perdue
      Bill Perdue

      @Black Pegasus: That’s just them doing their job, boy.

      Sep 14, 2010 at 2:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • chiturbo
      chiturbo

      Sadly, in my experience, gay culture (or at least the “boystowns” that represent them), remain to be one of the most biased and bigoted cultures to date.

      Go ahead; click up there on “Morning Goods” and count for yourself how many examples of “ideal” men there are of color.

      Don’t worry, it wont require both hands.

      Sep 14, 2010 at 6:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alexander
      Alexander

      Big Black and Sexy

      Sep 14, 2010 at 7:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hilarious
      Hilarious

      It’s very obvious as well that many Queerty readers don’t seem to have any comment when the victim of hate isn’t white. Well aside from the very racist and cowardly assholes like Bill Pardue who are clearly mentally unstable and childlike.

      Sep 15, 2010 at 4:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lamar
      Lamar

      @Hilarious: I second that.

      Sep 15, 2010 at 7:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • menlo
      menlo

      yes, bill, we all know about trolls on the internet – but at least some of them have an ounce of humor or intelligence. Go back to the drawing board, fool.

      Sep 15, 2010 at 10:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • notright
      notright

      I sometimes think some of the black commenters (or at lest the ones that are in the black gay vs gay threads) plant other racist comments so they have something to complain about.

      Bill Perdue was never this provocative (or a serious racist) so this just seems fishy. I remember before he complained about someone using his name too

      Sep 15, 2010 at 12:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • notright
      notright

      @notright:

      http://www.queerty.com/majority-of-californians-might-support-gay-marriage-but-ethnic-minorities-still-dont-20100722/#comment-326397

      He used to be pretty apologetic and pretty sensitive about racism so this isn’t out of nowhere.

      Sep 15, 2010 at 12:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MickW
      MickW

      Just 14 comments, If it had been a black man saying something homophobic there would be well over 100 comments complaining that black people should know better.

      Sep 15, 2010 at 6:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • adman
      adman

      @notright: I’ve had someone use my handle here, and I’ve gotten into arguments with Black posters on Queerty, but never been hate-trolled(? is that a neologism, or an oxymoron? NM) or had someone potray me as racist by highjacking my handle. Amaechi is a together guy, and they let his friends in. The fact that they had this “network” alibi at the ready seems to point to pretty blatant racism. Sounds like people who are happy act this way too. They must have met their nightly quota of minorities or something. That is the way Gay nightclubs work, and it works that way for Black gay bars, and for age discrimination in the trendy spots too. Doormen are are willing to be douches, that’s how they get hired.

      Sep 15, 2010 at 9:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      He should get an apology and has every right to pissed off if the only reason he did not gain entrance is because of his race and size.

      Sep 16, 2010 at 1:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      He should get an apology and has every right to be pissed off if the only reason he did not gain entrance is because of his race and size.

      Sep 16, 2010 at 1:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BlogShag
      BlogShag

      @Bill Perdue: LOL! Gee, and what do you look like? you chipped tooth, beer bellied white trash sow.

      Sep 18, 2010 at 11:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • declanto
      declanto

      @Bill Perdue: or whoever you are, Your filthy mouth would be redeemed by eating a ton of shit. Eat it,chew it, swallow it and die.

      Sep 19, 2010 at 1:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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