A video was uploaded on Twitter about an incident at the Hilton Copacabana hotel in Rio de Janeiro on December 30, 2021.
Watch til the End, Drunk Racist Man and woman mad because he’s Gold Or Diamond Hilton member and therefore gets service before everyone else. Hotel staff just sitting by and letting the racist woman do whatever, mind you she already touched him prior #Karen #hilton pic.twitter.com/tApFW53z2a
— King (@monty_sexton) January 1, 2022
An allegedly drunken couple (Brazilian “lady” and German male) are outraged when an African-American elite member is taken care of before them. Someone staying at the hotel filmed part of the events that took place.
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Excerpt from Odia (Google translate):
On the internet, however, what went viral happened in the corridors of the famous Hilton Hotel, in Copa: a black man punches another man in the eye, during an argument on the hotel’s premises, on New Year’s Eve. The author of the punch, an American party producer, alleges racism on the part of a couple, also foreign. The case stopped at the police.
The heavy atmosphere started in the afternoon of the 31st, according to reports heard by the DIA . A hip hop party took place during the New Year inside the Hilton, with national and international DJs. The guests were almost all black. People present at the event said that the confusion began to take shape when, on the 1st, the breakfast of the party’s guests was served in the same space as the hotel’s guests. “The Hilton is not a place where we usually see the traffic of a lot of black people, unless they are working. That’s the truth. On the 31st, it was a predominantly black party. The hotel staff, that day , I was worried,” said one of those present.
“In the cafeteria, I noticed the face of someone who was in the hotel. Guests were annoyed with the people who came back a bit crazy from the party,” he added.
And from Newsweek:
According to Bingham, the incident started after a woman became angry that a customer received service first because he was a Diamond Hilton member. In the video, a woman in a bikini was yelling at several Hilton employees as her partner also approached.
“Drunk Racist Man and woman mad because he’s Gold Or Diamond Hilton member and therefore gets service before everyone else,” the caption of the video read. “Hotel staff just sitting by and letting the racist woman do whatever, mind you she already touched him prior.”
In the video, Bingham could be heard telling the staff that they were not helping the situation because they had not removed the woman or her partner from the area.
“Y’all haven’t de-escalated the situation because she’s still right there talking,” King said, referring to the woman. “Y’all are supposed to separate the party.”
The woman’s partner, who was allegedly drunk, began telling the man that they were in line first. Quickly, the situation escalated as the woman approached the man standing at the desk and threw her hands around his neck. The man was able to free himself from her grasp as staff attempted to intervene.
Hilton Copacabana had organized their elite member check-in better previously when it was done off the check-in desks by a table closer to the club lounge that is now closed. One of the reasons why I have not returned to the hotel recently.
It is difficult to tell precisely what happened here beyond this Brazilian female acting violently. I am not sure if it was proper for the American gentleman to hit the other male that appeared to be more subdued than the female.