Fresh off her gig as host of the 2017 BET Awards, Leslie Jones is making headlines this morning after accusing the Ritz-Carlton of being racist.
One day following the awards show, the comedian suggested via Twitter that the host hotel of the show hates Black people. “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,” she wrote.
Leslie did not detail why her stay was unpleasant, but the Ritz is now doing some major damage control after the accusations and pleading to speak with the actress.
The hotel responded to Jones’ tweet and asked for her to reach out to them. “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 hotel also released a statement that read: “Diversity and inclusion are part of the fabric of The Ritz-Carlton’s culture and operations. We remain committed to providing an environment where all feel welcome.”
Meanwhile, the Marriott Hotel is trying to put a bandaid on. They tweeted: “We will be happy to have this addressed.”
Jones has not further commented on the allegations, but it turns out, she isn’t the first time the hotel has been accused of racism.
Back in March 2015, The North Carolina attorney general’s office investigated the North Carolina Ritz for discrimination after they added a 15 percent surcharge for customers during a conference for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association.
Cocktails & Coins! Inside Aisha Tyler’s Wild Life After Divorce & Departure From ‘The Talk’
Aisha Tyler went through a few MAJOR life changes over the past two years and now, the actress is back on top living life to the fullest.
In 2016, Tyler’s college love and husband of 20 years, Jeff Tietjens, filed for divorce from the actress. As if that weren’t an emotional challenge to overcome, Tyler was then ordered to pay Tietjens $31,250 a month in spousal support for the next four years, plus a lump sum of $500k.
Following the emotional split, Tyler’s career then took a big turn when she walked away from CBS’s The Talk. Just eight months ago, the actress left the show to pursue other passions. “I also have three other series (Criminal Minds, hosting Whose Line Is It Anyway? and voicing a character on Archer),” the actress said during the big announcement. “People always go, ‘How do you do all that?’ And I don’t always have an answer.”
While it might sound like Tyler’s woes and 360 of a life might seem completely damaging, it all turned for the better. “The unknown can be very compelling and can be interesting. Instead of thinking about it as change, think about it as dynamism,” she told HipHollywood during the screening of Dwyane Wade’s, Shot in the Dark.
She explained, “You can’t stay the same, your life can’t stay the same. Staying the same is staying in place and staying in place is dying slowly. For me, I always reminded myself I’m not always going to feel this way, it’s not always going to be this tuff.”
“You cannot get through this experience on this planet without a little bit of pain and you need to know that and see that it’s temporary,” Aisha said. “My life is so interesting now and it wouldn’t have been without going through the stuff that I’ve been through. It’s been good for me; all this change.”
The actress is not only the star of some major network shows, but she also is about to launch her new cocktail line, Courage and Stone. “It’s been a really really exciting process,” she told us. “It really came out of my love of cocktails, my love of going to great bars and then going home and being like ‘I don’t know how to do all this.'”
Tyler then admitted that she was a whiskey girl at heart and that when she left the Talk “Julie Chen put me in a whiskey of the month club. She she’s doubled my collection in the last couple of months.”
Set to releae late spring early summer 2018.
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