Viral TikTok sparks debate over women going to clubs for free

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Clubbing as an institution is full of warnings about keeping your drink covered and not letting your friends go home with strangers, but one creator on TikTok takes it a step further by warning young women approached by online by club promoters that their intentions are not always good.

The video posted by user @quesquiat shows people dancing in a club with overlaid text warning them that people can go to the club to enjoy the women themselves, and less the music and drinks.

@quesquiat I’m not criticizing you for doing this, because it’s easy to get carried away. But don’t be flattered, they’re the ones getting the most out of the market, I promise. #maddox #mayfair #mayfairclubs #reign #sw #sugardating #nightluxe #luxury #club #clubbing ♬ Sexy Chick (feat. Akon) – David Guetta

“Remember if you go to the club for free with this nice promoter in your DMs (Instagram) you are not enjoying the club for free,” reads a text overlay on the video. “You are the product, and you are appreciated by the men who pay thousands to attend.”

In the caption of the video, they said they weren’t criticizing anyone who takes advantage of a club promoter’s invitation, but were just trying to spread the word about the practice.

“I’m not criticizing you for doing this because it’s easy to get carried away,” they wrote. “But don’t be flattered, they’re the ones making the most of the market, I promise you.” If you know you’re the valued product and you don’t mind, I don’t judge. I try to educate young girls who don’t know.

Several reviewers shared that they know about this system, even using it to their advantage to have a good time.

“Not if you know [you’re] the product and work it to your advantage,” one commenter wrote.

“I have never spoken to a single man while on a promoter table,” another commenter wrote. “Once you establish you’re not accessible, they don’t even try.”

“It’s only if you make yourself accessible,” wrote one commenter. “You can always go with a promoter and not even talk to one guy and have a good time.”

Other commenters weren’t as concerned and questioned the need to make the video in the first place.

“Let people enjoy, it’s not a daily reflection,” wrote one commenter.

“I see nothing wrong with that,” another commenter wrote. “You’re just crazy about everything at this point.”

“That’s good,” wrote one commenter. “Pass the Gray Goose Please”

The Daily Dot reached out to user @quesquiat via a comment left on the video.


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*First published: June 4, 2022, 11:35 a.m. CDT

Brooke Sjoberg

Brooke Sjoberg is a freelance writer for the Daily Dot. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin in 2020.

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