Gay Hotel Owners Apologize to Angry Gay Mob After Meeting With Ted Cruz – Beg Forgiveness
Gay mafia strikes again–
Ian Reisner, left, and Mati Weiderpass, co-owners of The Out NYC hotel, cut the ribbon for New York’s new gay resort hotel, March 1, 2012. (Photo by Richard Drew/AP)
Ian Reisner came out of the closet while at Salomon Brothers. He spoke out about his experience in a previous video.
Less than a week after two popular gay New York City hotel owners met with Ted Cruz a gay non-profit group announced its plans to cancel an event at one of Ian Reisner’s hotel.
A boycott of Fire Island Pines Establishments and Out NYC was also organized by angry gay activists after the meeting with Cruz.
On Sunday Ian Reisner apologized to the gay mob.
First Draft reported:
Ian Reisner, one of the two gay hoteliers facing boycott calls for hosting an event for Senator Ted Cruz, who is adamantly opposed to gay marriage, apologized to the gay community for showing “poor judgment.”
Mr. Reisner put the apology on Facebook, where a page calling for a boycott of his properties, the gay-friendly OUT NYC hotel and his Fire Island Pines holdings, had gotten more than 8,200 “likes” by Sunday evening.
“I am shaken to my bones by the e-mails, texts, postings and phone calls of the past few days. I made a terrible mistake,” wrote Mr. Reisner.
The New York Times first reported on the event, a dinner and on April 20, at the duplex Mr. Reisner and his business partner Mati Weiderpass co-own on Central Park South in Manhattan. The event was a “fireside chat” for about a dozen people, but was not a fund-raiser.
The two men are prominent figures in the gay rights community, and Mr. Reisner has been especially vocal about gay marriage. He’s also a staunch supporter of Israel, as is Mr. Cruz.
Here is their public apology.
Of course, the Facebook Boycott page continued its attacks on Reisner and Wilderpass despite their apology.