Jay-Z Faces Backlash For Hosting Oscars After – Party At Hotel Amid Boycott
All those glitters don’t look like gold. JAY-Z is set to once again host the annual post-Oscars party, called the Golden Party, at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood on Sunday, according to reports.
It comes amid an ongoing lawsuit by the famed superstar Sunset Strip hotel over its alleged treatment of employees, including allegations of racial discrimination and sexual harassment. The boycott, led by the hotel workers’ union, has also received the support of Hollywood unions and celebrities such as Gabrielle Union and Issa Rae.
“For JAY-Z to choose the Chateau Marmont for their Gold Party is shockingly insensitive,” Kurt Petersen, co-president of UNITE HERE Local 11, told The Hollywood Reporter . “They must move their event and choose an after-party hot spot that treats its workers, especially Black women, with dignity and respect. He has a responsibility to do better.”
“We hope JAY-Z will join Gabrielle Union, Issa Rae, Robin Thede, Quinta Brunson, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Roxane Gay, Ashley Nicole Black and Samira Wiley in boycotting Chateau Marmont,” Petersen added.
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“I’m a huge fan of Beyoncé and JAY-Z, so working at their Gold Party year after year was such an honor and pleasure. They made it a point to acknowledge our hard work and treated us like human beings, not just servers,” Gross said. “As I allege in my lawsuit I faced sexual harassment as a Black woman while working other events at Chateau. I can’t help but think if JAY-Z knew how Chateau treats their workers, they wouldn’t ignore this fact and continue to throw parties there.”
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