New York real estate developer Stephen Ross and his wife, jewelry designer Kara Ross, will host a big money fundraiser for President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign later this week. Ross is also the majority owner of the Equinox Fitness Clubs chain of high end gyms and the affiliated SoulCycle spin studios. But after the news broke that Ross would be hosting an event benefiting Trump, members started fleeing the brand. While the Rosses are […]
Fantastic column by @LZGranderson on Stephen Ross talking out of both sides of his neck. LZ wrote: “it must be nice to live in a world where race is viewed as a card to be played and not a scarlet letter to be endured.” https://t.co/s3DvBl2B3F
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) August 8, 2019
There are a handful of billionaires who own everything and many support Trump. Practically speaking, it’s probably impossible to completely avoid them. But considering @Equinox’s clientele and how they’ve pandered to us, this one feels particularly hypocritical and shameful.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) August 7, 2019
Celebrities are calling for a boycott of SoulCycle and Equinox after learning that owner Stephen Ross is hosting a Trump fundraiser pic.twitter.com/pv1Sym7D5e
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) August 8, 2019
The fact that the SoulCycle Billionaire guy, under pressure, wants to explain that he supports Trump for the tax cuts and not for the racism is actually a clarifying and important moment about what’s really happening in America.
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) August 7, 2019