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.
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