Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s annual Gold Party will be held at the Marmont after Sunday’s awards.
Chateau Marmont has been under fire recently for unfair treatment of workers and discrimination. Accusations of racial discrimination and sexual harassment have sprung up and celebrities including Spike Lee, Issa Rae, and Gabrielle Union are standing with Unite Here Local 11 to boycott the establishment.
“For Jay-Z to choose the Chateau Marmont for their Gold Party is shockingly insensitive,” Kurt Petersen, co-president of Unite Here Local 11, said. “They must move their event and choose an afterparty hot spot that treats its workers, especially Black women, with dignity and respect. Jay-Z has a responsibility to do better. We hope Jay-Z joins Gabrielle Union, Spike Lee, Issa Rae, Robin Thede, Quinta Brunson, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Roxane Gay, Ashley Nicole Black, and Samira Wiley in boycotting Chateau Marmont.”
Thomasina Gross filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against Chateau Marmont in 2021 claiming she had been “repeatedly passed over for higher-paying roles in favor of several white hires.”
She spoke out about Jay-Z’s decision stating, “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.”
Although the celebrity couple has been vocal in the fight for racial equality, they have yet to comment on the matter despite the public pressure to move the afterparty to another venue.