EastEnders actress, Tameka Empson, missed out on the Inside Soaps Awards show because of a racism row…
Tameka had won the award for ‘Funniest Female’, and whilst she was thrilled, she refused to turn up because of the venue having a reputation for racism.
The venue, DSTRKT, came under fire after a text was posted from a club promoter which read ‘black crowd is the concern’. It has also been alleged that two darker skinned club-goers were intimidated.
Protests have taken place outside the club, which used to be popular with Rihanna and Lewis Hamilton.
A source said:
Lots felt uncomfortable but felt a duty to say thank you to their fans, who voted for the winners. It was a really tough decision. Tameka resolutely refused to go. Everyone fully accepts her decision.