The Hyatt Hotel faced some backlash after hosting the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) over the weekend. The stage at the conservative gathering appeared to be shaped like a Nordic othala rune, which the Nazis appropriated. And the hotel chain wasn’t appreciative of that and how the MAGA crowd treated the staff after refusing to follow basic guidelines amid the raging pandemic. The chairman of the American Conservative Union, Matt Schlapp, expressed outrage over the uproar over the stage’s design, but it really does look like the rune.
This is the CPAC stage design below. It is a rune which was used by the SS.
This is the stage from which @tedcruz screeched “freedom.”
— Ben Jackson (@BJacksonWrites) February 27, 2021
In response to the uproar, Hyyatt released a statement, blasting the design of the stage.
“When we learned that CPAC 2021 stage design had been compared to a symbol of hate, we promptly raised this concern with meeting organizers who strongly denied any connection to such symbols,” the statement said in part. “Had we initially recognized the potential connections to hate symbolism, we would have proactively addressed it prior to commencement of the event.”
Well, now the American Conservative Union (ACU) unloaded on the hotel chain in a published letter.
“Contrary to Hyatt’s own mission statement of inclusivity, your company just attacked its own customer by caving into the pressures of the politically motivated social media agitators who seek to destroy CPAC, our attendees and speakers from across the country, and the millions of Americans who support our work,” the group wrote. “Hyatt made a decision to issue additional statements late last night after the conference ended that disparaged and defamed us. These statements appear to validate demonstrably false and malicious claims.”
“When we learned of the orchestrated assault on us, we immediately contacted your senior management to set the record straight. Together, we quickly responded to these slanderous accusations,” it continued. “Your hotel’s senior management was on notice and acknowledged that these claims were false and agreed to share any statement before its release. We agreed that coordination was critical so that the general public would know the truth and that you would treat your customer with honesty. Thus, we were shocked that the Hyatt waited until after the conference concluded to issue additional statements–ones that are irresponsible, untrue, and contribute to a climate of division and hatred.”
— CPAC 2021 (@CPAC) March 1, 2021
They really are the party of victimization. They could have said that it doesn’t look good in hindsight, but instead, they are feigning to be the victims.
You can read the full letter here.
Featured image via screen capture