Black clergy leaders joined Chateau Marmont veterans Friday morning (March 25) at a news conference outside the Roc Nation offices in Hollywood. They urged that the founder, Jay-Z should reconsider plans to host the exclusive Golden Party, the most coveted invitation to the Oscars party, under the pretext of the legendary Sunset Strip Hotel. The Hotel Federation of L.A. UNITE HERE Local 11 organized a growing boycott movement, enacted in response to allegations of systematic labor violations, racial injustice, and gender discrimination.
Why Did Jay-Z Agree To Listen To The Urge?
Pastor Cue said from a podium as boycott supporters held up signs behind him that JayZ said the good things. JayZ has even contributed millions of dollars to the cause and we are grateful to him. But for now, he faces the need to align his actions with his words. Speakers included Rev. William D. Smart Jr., executive director of the regional chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and Pastor Cue, of Clergy For Black Lives.
Meanwhile, also on Friday morning, the union’s general counsel sent a letter to city officials. They asked them to notify JayZ and Roc Nation that the event could not take place due to the violation. More locations are planned. s zoning license. The Golden Party, previously co-hosted by JayZ and Beyonce, eclipsed the Vanity Fair event as a post-Oscar first stop. It was paused in 2021 due to the pandemic. But in recent years it has taken place in the castle car park. This time, it is planned to take place in adjacent unused seating space, the former Bar Marmont, which the owner of the castle, André Balazs, has considered converting into a club-only for members.
The Growing Boycott Movement
The growing boycott movement has been supported by the WGA and a host of prominent black figures. This includes Issa Rae, TaNehisi Coates, Gabrielle Union, Robin Thede, Roxane Gay, Samira Wiley, and Ashley Nicole Black. Adam McKay and David Sirota, both Oscar nominees this year, pledged their support. This comes after news of the Gold Party became public. Other artists who have joined the effort include Jane Fonda, Alfonso Cuaron, Lena Headey, and Edie Falco.
In 2021, at least two productions Being the Ricardos, and The Offer have canceled their original plans to shoot at the hotel.