Glam DJ says creepy taxi drivers hit on her after gigs & try to go back to hers
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A former reality TV star turned DJ says inappropriate taxi drivers have asked to come back to hers while giving her a lift home.
Jodie Weston – who supported Idris Elba at a gig last weekend – said some drivers have even texted afterwards because they have her number saved.
And the Rich Kids Go Skint personality says she has become “numb” to men sexually harassing her when she’s working in nightclubs.
She told the Daily Star: “It’s not right but it is the life of a woman. It is hard to be a woman and it’s not OK.
“It’s really bad and it’s bad that you become numb to it because it happens so often. I do think the world is changing but it’s not quite there yet.
“I’ve had taxi drivers ask me if they can come back to mine with me. They also try to text me afterwards because they have my number from the booking.”
Jodie – who also played at London’s Ministry of Sound last month – said she often brings male friends to shows to try and avoid harassment.
She explained: “I get a lot of inappropriate comments for how I dress. I’m not wearing turtle necks, I like being a woman and I like being sexy.
“I enjoy embracing my figure. I like to DJ wearing glamorous clothes but I get a lot of hate from that.
“I often take a male friend with me DJing just so people think it’s a boyfriend even though it’s just a friend.
“I usually have at least one male friend with me to make sure nothing untoward happens.”
Two years ago Jodie opened up about how she was groped and bitten during a frightening sex attack.
It happened in Ilford, East London, as she made her way to one of her first gigs.
The sick assault is one of many obstacles Jodie has endured on her rocky journey to becoming a recognised DJ.
And the 28-year-old has enjoyed big successes in recent times – including hosting a radio show called The Dollhouse Show on Flex FM.
But despite the accomplishments, Jodie is still targeted by trolls.
She said: “I have had so many trolls saying I must dress down to cover a lack of talent.
“Usually they are people who have never been to a gig. They look at my Instagram and make assumptions about me, it’s mainly men but I do get it from girls too which is annoying.”
And Jodie said cruel comments do upset her but she also believes they have driven her to succeed in life.
She added: “I’ve always had a fighter mindset and I even had family members tell me I wouldn’t make it as a DJ but it gives me fuel to prove people wrong.
“Being a reality show star won’t help you when you’re playing at high end venues like Ministry of Sound, it will make you have to prove yourself ten times more if anything.
“I’ve had to prove I have the talent. When I was doing reality shows and first starting DJing I got trolls coming at me every single day."
She added: “People would say ‘oh you think you’re a DJ ha ha ha what a joke’.
“Now there is less of that because the proof is in the pudding – although I do still get them.
“But I always keep on going, push past people, tell me no, and look at me now.”
Jodie has a new single called 'Think About Me' out in the near year and her next big goal is to play at Coachella.
- Jodie Weston
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