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Euphoria's Hunter Schafer Slams Club Over Transphobic Incident

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Watch Schafer call out German club Silq and its bouncer outside the venue shortly after it happened.


Hunter Schafer, one of the stars of HBO's hit queer series Euphoria, alleged over the weekend that a bouncer at Silq nightclub in Dusseldorf, Germany, wouldn't let her assistant in the club because she's trans.

Schafer, who is also trans, blasted the club on Instagram Live, where she filmed herself calling out the bouncer.

"[You] said my friend could not come in because she's trans," Schafer tells the bouncer in a video posted on Twitter that's been viewed more than 360,000 times. "You're on live with 7 million people by the way," she adds, referring to her Instagram followers.

Schafer warns her followers to stay away from Silq, telling them "It's not safe for transgender people."

During the video, a person asks Schafer if they can take a picture with her. Schafer tells them " Thank you. I'm actually really upset at this place right now," adding that "they're transphobic" and explains what happened.

The person then says they'll go someplace else.

"F*** Silq," Schafer says before wrapping up her Instagram Live with a mission for her followers: "Internet, do what you do. Take them out."

In response to the incident at the club, Silq posted an apology to Schafer on Instagram.

"Electronic music is love and not hate. Anyone who does not respect the principles of electronic music has no place in our colorful world. We apologize at this point to Hunter Schafer and your company for the misunderstanding at our door in the night from Saturday to Sunday," the club wrote, tagging Schafer. "This kind of thing has no place in our world and simply must not happen. 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."

Several Instagram users commented on Silq's post, rejecting the venue's apology and writing that there wasn't a "misunderstanding," but pure transphobia.

One user wrote, "It's not a misunderstanding this is transphobia. Also this isn't only a problem of this one bouncer it's the whole establishment."

Another wrote, "If Hunter didn't say anything, this would continue. You don't care about the LGBTQ+ community, you only care about your image," adding a clown emoji at the end.

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