Liberal comedian accuses hotel chain of racism


Leslie Jones went to Twitter with a complaint about The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles on Monday. The comedian accused The Ritz of racism.

Jones, who hosted Sunday night’s BET Awards in downtown Los Angeles, announced to her Twitter followers that she’d enjoyed the awards show, but her stay at The Ritz was less than perfect. She wrote:  “Wow was such a great night at the BET awards. But then had THE WORST STAY @RitzCarlton DO NOT STAY THERE!! THEY DONT LIKE BLACK PEOPLE!!”


Although she did not provide any additional information, many of her followers took her side immediately.


Others asked for more details, arguing that the information was too limited to form an opinion, or launch a boycott.


The Ritz-Carlton also responded to Jones’ tweet. A post from the official Ritz-Carlton’s Twitter account read: “We’re very sorry to hear this. We pride ourselves on providing excellent service to all. Please DM us & we’ll look into this right away.”

The Ritz-Carlton spoke out in a statement, provided to The Hollywood Reporter. It reads:

“Diversity and inclusion are part of the fabric of The Ritz-Carlton culture and operations. We remain committed to providing an environment where all feel welcome. While we do not comment publicly about individual guests, we take every guest concern seriously and work quickly to resolve issues.”


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