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MsMcWibble Mon 09-Sep-19 20:25:23

It seems that a transwoman was asked to leave the women's changing room.
Now it has emerged that this person has a 'comedy act; where they talk about being a schoolgirl and playing with themselves.
Please support the DP worker - who I believe has been suspended.
I'm having computer problems but hopefully someone can link to the twitter thread.

MsMcWibble Mon 09-Sep-19 20:31:14

twitter.com/DarcieSilver/status/1171004347100160001

Backintheclosit123 Mon 09-Sep-19 20:45:46

Lol at the replies to that tweet. Good job.

SunsetBeetch Mon 09-Sep-19 20:47:35

Where have you seen their comedy? Is it online. That sounds creepy.

Catnuzzle Mon 09-Sep-19 20:48:11

Well done Dorothy Perkins!

MsMcWibble Mon 09-Sep-19 20:49:40

Sunset Apparently they are on their twitter profile.

Rufusthebewilderedreindeer Mon 09-Sep-19 20:59:49

Well done the sales assistant at DP

I dont think its great if DP have actually suspended her

Not on twitter

SunsetBeetch Mon 09-Sep-19 21:02:32

A lot of their videos have been made private...

scotsheather Mon 09-Sep-19 21:33:51

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Voice0fReason Mon 09-Sep-19 21:53:05

I just don't believe this happened. Darcie looks feminine enough to pass as a woman - I don't believe a member of staff would have refused them and said it's only for females.
It's one thing thinking that someone looks a bit like a man, it's another publically accusing them.

MargueritaBlue Mon 09-Sep-19 22:59:57

I'm getting a "page doesn't exist" from the link.

ahagwearsapointybonnet Mon 09-Sep-19 23:39:15

Darcie has locked Darcie's Twitter account it seems. Not surprised as when I saw it briefly earlier, the comments were nearly all critical, or supporting DPs.

I would also not be surprised if Darcie in real life looks quite a bit different to the profile pic Voice.

MargueritaBlue Mon 09-Sep-19 23:44:48

tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/darcie-silver-i-know-you-arehttps://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/darcie-silver-i-know-you-are

There is a clip of Darcie here. I didn't find Darcie funny, but I don't like stand up comedy so don't actually find any stand- ups funny.

I don't think I would have noticed from that clip if Darcie hadn't mentioned it right from the start.

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donquixotedelamancha Tue 10-Sep-19 00:03:05

I didn't find Darcie funny, but I don't like stand up comedy so don't actually find any stand- ups funny.

Patchy and unpolished, but genuinely very funny.

Now it has emerged that this person has a 'comedy act; where they talk about being a schoolgirl and playing with themselves.

I don't really understand the inverted commas or the opprobrium. It certainly is a comedy act and it's absolutely fine that comedy involves talking about taboo things, that's the nature of the joke in this act.

All that said, if DP actually have single sex changing rooms- great. Hopefully this thread will continue to focus on that. From the video and the fact that she's pulled her twitter this person seems potentially vulnerable to me.

OccasionalKite Tue 10-Sep-19 00:15:26

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MargueritaBlue Tue 10-Sep-19 00:24:39

Darcie has a small number of videos on YouTube. Most of them are the same jokes which were in the clip I linked to.

I really don't know if I would have recognised she is trans but she makes it her usp right from the start.

From the YouTube videos Darcie is either an excellent actor or quite vulnerable.

MargueritaBlue Tue 10-Sep-19 00:28:33

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SunsetBeetch Tue 10-Sep-19 06:51:49

Darcie does not pass. As soon as they open their mouth and out comes the quavering ladee voice, the jig is up.

Terfs have made Darcie sad.

SarahTancredi Tue 10-Sep-19 07:00:09

Thank you dorothy perkins Assistant. For attempting to respect female changing rooms.

I'm sorry it resulted in your suspension. Its not your fault you have eyes. flowers

Rufusthebewilderedreindeer Tue 10-Sep-19 07:39:57

The unfortunate thing for Darcie is that up til now she has probably been able to access the changing rooms

Partially because she is obviously a transwoman and also because women were trying to be polite and it didn’t happen very often

Now self id has been proposed and we know men will take the piss so some of us are much more alert

And darcie looks lovely in her photos, and all suited and booted may still have been ok

But if she was having a dress down day, because a lot of people do, it might have been more obvious. Ive only been mistaken for a man when in jeans and a jacket, never in a dress

NotTonightJosepheen Tue 10-Sep-19 07:51:08

Oh, I think it's really obvious they don't pass. Not for longer than a second glance.

HandsOffMyRights Tue 10-Sep-19 07:57:02

I will definitely be shopping at DP more now. I no longer visit Primark or Top Shop because of their backwards policies re safe spaces for women.

No female should be placed in this position though. It's selfish of Darcie to place the shop worker and female customers changing in this position.

Candidpeel Tue 10-Sep-19 08:03:57

Here is Darcie's comedy act. It starts with a joke about being "cocky", and at about the five minute mark goes into a joke about having sex with their 12 year old cousin

www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRpzjdwXB_I

Here is Darcie trying on dresses from Dorothy Perkins

www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVfJQ4hhmlE

"I like watching people trying on clothes"

I wonder if Darcie, who said they were there with their wife, was doing some version of this at Dotty P -- not quietly walking into a cubicle but making a performance of it, using the corridor part of the changing room for a catwalk and announcing that they are a transwoman in their quavering lady voice.

I think its worth writing to Dorothy Perkins for clarification on their policy. The social media person on duty apologised and said it wouldn't happen again, but she may have been trying to be nice and making it up on the spot.

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