Violet Chachki ‘physically dragged’ out of Paris sex club for being too femme

At around 4 am Paris time, RuPaul‘s Drag Race season seven winner Violet Chachki tweeted about a startling experience at gay Paris sex club Le Dépôt.

“I was just physically dragged out of le depot in Paris for not being masc presenting enough,” Chachki wrote. “I’m shocked and disgusted. Fuck the French.”

Chachki was in Paris for Fashion Week and attending a party at Le Dépôt, which operates both as a club venue and a sex club.

In the below video taken by Chachki and broadcast live on Periscope, you can see her arguing with staff just after being ejected from the club:

THIS ISN'T MY USUAL POSTS BUT ITS IMPORTANT. Violet Chachki has been assaulted and thrown out of the LE DEPOT gay bar for being too femme. Here is the video.#Justiceforviolet #resistmachoism

Posted by Primadonna on Saturday, September 30, 2017

Chachki later gave additional details 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.

Since news of the shocking incident spread on social media, fans have bombarded the Le Depot Facebook page with outrage. In addition, photos and gifs of Chachki have been posted in every nook and cranny of the club’s Facebook page.

French drag-queen Mirage wrote:

“Throwing Violet Chachki out, one the most know queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race, BECAUSE SHE LOOKED TOO FEM, and while there was an inclusive fashion show inside, is totally UNTHINKABLE and OUTRAGEOUS for a so-called gay clun. No parisian queen will come again to your place. Your Masc4Macs culture and you are OVER.”

On Reddit, a similar story played out:

“This makes me sick to my stomach. Pardon my French but, fuck those people,” wrote one commenter.

Another wrote: “It’s gross that even in our own community we still have people that look down on being too “feminine” to the point where these people cannot have them in their presence and have to get them kicked out of the club. I get it, everyone has their own preferences and shit, but apparently they are some people so disgusted by it they have to literally get it removed from their view.”

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    • ChrisK

      Ha. 2 minutes was enough. Drama is so right.

  • Kangol

    Does Le Depôt have a policy about the limits of how femme or cross-dressing you can be in its sex spaces? If not, I think Violet Chachki has a case. Those dark rooms downstairs are pretty hot. There used to be another Parisian club that required that you get completely naked by midnight. It was one of the hottest spaces I’ve ever set foot in!

    • stevetalbert

      A case of what? The rocking pneumonia and the boogie woogie blues?? This happened in france.

    • stevetalbert

      This wasnt Paris Texas

  • Donston

    I get annoyed/disgusted by fem-phobia. However, there is probably more to this supposed persecution. And more than anything, this seems like another opportunity for someone to play victim on social media.

    • Loki

      I’m sure the gay sex club has rules about allowing women into their sex spaces. And since no one’s going to go around lifting skirts…


      You’ll get attacked for this but I stand with you my old buddy <3



  • Jaxton

    Male homosexuality is based on being male. If you want to look like a female, it clashes.

    Besides, why is a bar associated with a sex venue? The two should not mix.

    • stevetalbert

      All bars should have sex rooms.
      The ones that do have a better vibe. There must be something more to this story.

    • sanfranderek

      What if your naturally feminine looking? I get misgendered all the time. Do I need to artificially butch it up to be accepted in a gay bar?

    • Loki

      That amount of eyeshadow is not natural.

  • Happyhomo

    Discrimination on any level regarding any topic, is wrong. You all learned that in the 1st grade.

    Of course, I’m CERTAIN all the people in this comments section would be exempt from this type of discrimination…. (Eye roll)

  • Bopper1

    …I always pray straights aren’t reading any of this…the gay-to-gay backbiting, sniping, shade and whining on exhibit here is unfortunate and all too common…

  • Chris

    He wasn’t in drag. So my guess is that he violated some dress code.


      She has a face full of fücking makeup indistinguishable from any woman, or for that matter any trans* or genderqueer that otherwise one would be excoriated and shamed for ‘misgendering” as “male. so this is a small price for their genderfück freedom so they can spare me the pisspoor martyr act Gay men deserve private spaces of their own too, away from heterosexuals, women, and genderqueers who refuse to identify as “male”. Would a Furry in a cute bunny suit be expected to be aloowed into an S&M leather space?

  • Scorpjr

    I feel bad for these two. I’m sure that being removed from the bar was embarrassing for them. Bars with sex spaces all over Europe do tend to have dress and/or behavior codes for the sex area, and he probably violated Le Depot’s with the amount of makeup (and possibly cologne or perfume) he was wearing. The dress codes are there to keep sightseers out of the sex areas, so that the guys there for sex can enjoy themselves freely.


    The entitlement of this bitch. No one owes you sex, missy! You go out of your way to present as female (all too convincingly) and then wonder why GAY men wouldn’t suffer you in the sex club.section. Frankly, you would be a dick wilter. But, no, youre ugly entitlement DEMANDS you be admitted rather than compromise on the drag schtick — which is all that needed to avoid this nonsense. And again the ENTITLEMENT shows itself in the Ugly American anti+French rant. Fücking loser

  • nephilim

    This story just makes no sense for two reasons :

    1 – i live in Paris; i’m goign to Le Dépot from time to time. there is the ground level floor for clubbing and fems and girls are perfectly allowed. a female DJ named Manue G often mixes there :
    (for those interested : )
    That why i don’t believe this story.

    2 – the story itself is full of holes. if he was too fem to be in the club, why did they let him in and then drag him out instead of just denying him the entry ?? it makes no sense.

    Thus my theory is just that this Violet chikthing is just a lying angry bitch.

    • graphicjack

      Read the article again. She was allowed on the ground level. She went to see some friends performing there. It’s when she tried to go downstairs to the sex club that she and her friend were kicked out.

    • CarlIsle

      I agree. I don’t think Violet is telling us the whole story.

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