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(148,814 posts)
Mon Mar 1, 2021, 04:34 PM Mar 2021

Hyatt Calls CPAC Stage That Looked Like a Nazi Rune 'Abhorrent'

It sounds like Hyatt Hotels wished it had never agreed to host this weekend’s Conservative Political Action Conference. In an unusually honest corporate statement issued late Sunday, after Donald Trump took to the stage at the conference’s finale, the hotel group said it was “extremely disappointed by the disrespect many individuals involved in the event showed to our colleagues” following reports that attendees became abusive when asked to wear masks and socially distance. The hotel group also called symbols of hate “abhorrent” after the design of the CPAC stage was compared to a Norse rune used by Nazis during World War Two. Hyatt clarified that it had no involvement in the stage design, adding: “We take the concern raised about the prospect of symbols of hate being included in the stage design at CPAC 2021 very seriously as all such symbols are abhorrent and unequivocally counter to our values as a company.” Matt Schlapp, American Conservative Union chair, dismissed the comparisons to the Nazi rune as “outrageous and slanderous.”

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Midnight Writer

(22,275 posts)
1. Matt Schlapp should sue anyone questioning the rune symbol and it's connection to Nazis.
Mon Mar 1, 2021, 04:38 PM
Mar 2021

It would be enlightening to learn who proposed this design, and who all supported using this symbol


(1,274 posts)
2. So, Herr Schlapp, if you feel the stage design does not look like the Odal rune,
Mon Mar 1, 2021, 04:42 PM
Mar 2021

how does it differ? How could the stage have been more "badly" designed so as to more closely resemble the rune?


(82,849 posts)
3. Somebody shoulda warned you
Mon Mar 1, 2021, 04:47 PM
Mar 2021

Invite a bunch of unhousebroken puppies in, you're going to get piddled on. Don't rent to these fuckers anymore. You know what they are. They've shown you personally, in no uncertain terms.

Cirque du So-What

(26,425 posts)
5. Hyatt corporate should never hear the end of this
Mon Mar 1, 2021, 04:57 PM
Mar 2021

Go tell all your hotel buddies not to do business with nazis next year.

Cirque du So-What

(26,425 posts)
9. Hyatt let that stage get built in their facility
Mon Mar 1, 2021, 05:27 PM
Mar 2021

They shoulda known these knuckleheads by reputation and not allowed them to run amok with their nefarious nazi plans.



(7,510 posts)
6. The Pritzker Family is probably unhappy
Mon Mar 1, 2021, 05:00 PM
Mar 2021

Thomas Pritzker -- $4.4B as of 3/1/21

Tom Pritzker, one of 11 billionaire heirs in the Pritzker clan, serves as the executive chairman of hotel giant Hyatt.

Hyatt Hotels dates back 1957 when Tom's father, Jay Pritzker (d. 1999), purchased the first Hyatt House motel near Los Angeles International Airport.


Pritzker Family -- Also includes J B Pritzker, Governor of Illinois. The family controls Hyatt.


The Pritzker family is of Jewish descent, and based in Chicago, Illinois.


(148,814 posts)
7. As CPAC dismisses claims that its stage resembled a Nazi insignia, Hyatt calls hate symbols 'abhorre
Mon Mar 1, 2021, 05:00 PM
Mar 2021

Images of the CPAC stage went viral this weekend as many noted a resemblance to the Odal or Othala Rune, a symbol emblazoned on some Nazi uniforms. The Anti-Defamation League has classified the insignia as a hate symbol that has been adopted by modern day white supremacists.

CPAC’s organizers vehemently denied any link between the stage design and the Nazi symbology, calling the criticism “outrageous and slanderous.”....

As the controversy continued on Sunday, Hyatt Hotels said in a statement that it had addressed the concerns with the conference and denounced any use of hate symbols.

“We take the concern raised about the prospect of symbols of hate being included in the stage design at CPAC 2021 very seriously as all such symbols are abhorrent and unequivocally counter to our values as a company,” said Hyatt, which had faced pointed criticism for hosting the event.

The hotel noted it allowed the event to continue after organizers “told us that any resemblance to a symbol of hate is unintentional.”


(7,450 posts)
10. it's the triangle cutout
Mon Mar 1, 2021, 05:30 PM
Mar 2021

there's no meaningful purpose for that cutout except to complete the rune design.

If it were solid, I might say, coincidence.

Well that and the also purposeless white part that's only there for one reason too.


(11,767 posts)
12. My thoughts exactly.
Mon Mar 1, 2021, 05:59 PM
Mar 2021

I have seen round stages, triangle stages, rectangles, and squares. All manner of stages. The design of the CPAC stage was deliberate OR CPAC people are the stupidest, most obtuse people ever! The second part is probably accurate, but the still did the stage on purpose.


(16,268 posts)
11. And . . . Who will receive the most campaign contributions during the next election cycles?
Mon Mar 1, 2021, 05:50 PM
Mar 2021

They appear to court both party's but seem to favor the Q'Party a little more than the Democratic Party.

I guess time will tell.



(17,598 posts)
13. I'd give HYATT a break if they would do ONE simple thing.
Mon Mar 1, 2021, 06:15 PM
Mar 2021

With all the money they made, the last four days. DONATE DONATE DONATE. To any useful cause they choose.

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