Leslie Jones won acclaim for her debut as host of the annual BET Awards on Sunday, and while the “SNL” star says she had a great time hosting the show, it was what happened afterwards that apparently left a bad taste in her mouth.
On Monday, Jones took to Twitter to share some harsh words about the Los Angeles Ritz-Carlton, where the New York-based comedian apparently stayed while in L.A. to host the show.
“Wow was such at great night at the BET awards,” she writes. “But then had THE WORST STAY @RitzCarlton DO NOT STAY THERE!! THEY DON’T LIKE BLACK PEOPLE!!”
Jones has yet to issue a followup tweet to detail exactly what happened. Two hours after she issued her tweet, the Ritz-Carlton responded with an apology, asking the “Ghostbusters” star to send a direct message so they can “look into this right away.”
According to the New York Daily News, the hotel’s manager confirmed that Ritz-Carlton staff “was investigating the accusations.”
The Brandman Agency, the hotel chain’s PR agency, issued a statement to the News, noting that while the hotel won’t comment publicly about an individual guest, all concerns are taken seriously.
“Diversity and inclusion are part of the fabric of The Ritz-Carlton’s culture and operations,” reads the statement. “We remain committed to providing an environment where all feel welcome.”
Despite the mystery, Jones’ incendiary tweet has been receiving numerous comments from the Twitterverse, including one from a Twitter user who shares an article about charges of racism levelled at a Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Meanwhile, Jones’ Twitter followers are desperate to know what happened: