Living your life wearing a mask has its drawbacks. Anyone can wear a like-looking mask and attempt to be you. They might hit up one of Asia’s top clubs, DJ for a bit (albeit horrendously) and pose for photos with fans. It transpires, something similar happened. A guest at Zouk who dressed up as DJ Marshmello on Saturday (Sept 10) fooled many people into thinking the real deal was at the club.
Known as one of the top nightclubs in the world, Zouk has become globally renowned and one of the hottest night life spots in Asia. Clubgoers had posted pictures of the imposter at Zouk on social media, excited at the surprise appearance of who they thought was DJ Marshmello. Although the prankster did not helm the decks, a Zouk guest DJ, model Jade Rasif, accused the club of a lack of integrity for allowing the imposter to play.
DJ Jade Rasif has since deleted the original post.
— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) September 13, 2016
Zouk Singapore posted an official statement to Facebook Tuesday morning (Sept. 13) claiming the “fake” was not a hired actor but simply a guest expressing himself in his own creative way.
See the full statement below –
“On 10 Sep 2016, there was a guest dressed up in a mascot outfit similar to DJ Marshmello’s that visited Zouk. We would like to take the opportunity to clarify that he was not hired by Zouk Singapore as a mascot or to DJ and we apologise for any confusion caused. We have always encouraged our guests to be creative and fun-loving, and it was never our intention to mislead guests at the club or be disrespectful.
As part of our communications, Zouk has always issued official announcements in the lead up to performances of guest artiste that we have hired. We would like to give the assurance to all our guests that Zouk has valued and will continue to value the importance of respecting the industry, our fellow artiste, customers, and their interests.”