Comedian Leslie Jones, who hosted this year’s BET Awards in Los Angeles, accused the Ritz-Carlton of racism in a tweet sent after the show:
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!!
— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) June 26, 2017
There’s been no report as of yet on what exactly the Ritz-Carlton did to be called out by Jones, but the hotel did respond to her on Twitter:
@Lesdoggg We’re 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 (@RitzCarlton) June 26, 2017
The manager of the hotel told the NY Daily News that he’s investigating the incident.
So, any bets on whether or not whatever happened was actually racism and not just poor service?
I'm white and i have same experience in many interactions with service industry too, all I'm saying is all colors treated badly at times. https://t.co/nqOGY9uZ1K
— Joe (@joser290) June 27, 2017
— Benjy Bronk (@bronk) June 27, 2017
And why no more information from Jones:
Without context, explanation or facts, honestly this tweet makes it seem like someone should do a welfare check on you. Are you OK? https://t.co/LR4SvxcSeh
— Bill Harford (@SkyMarshalMeru) June 27, 2017
This is silly. https://t.co/SLmUMzfnN7
— Art Tavana (@arttavana) June 27, 2017
It certainly is.