Mark Curry Videotapes Being Racially Profiled at Colorado Hotel

Mark Curry Videotapes Being Racially Profiled at Colorado Hotel

Mark Curry Videotapes Being Racially Profiled at Colorado Hotel

Comedian Mark Curry stated that he was racially profiled while he was staying at a hotel in Colorado.

In an Instagram entry that the Hanging With Mr. Cooper star posted over the weekend, he is seen sitting in a chair in a hotel lobby and being questioned by a member of the staff, while another one stands by watching at the Colorado hotel. He stated that he had a suite in the hotel and he was asked to show his hotel room key. He says that he is only being questioned because he was a Black man.

“Black man and a Hotel Lobby it’s impossible that he has a room here. No, I have a suite !He walks up to me with no badge on. I don’t know who this man is. And asked to see my hotel key Wyndham racism.719-323-2000 call them pleaseJhon Crab head of security and head of maintenance at the same time”

This incident took place at The Mining Exchange hotel according to Colorado Springs Indy. Cooper had a comedy show nearby and he entered the hotel with the person who hired him for the performance, Eric Philips, who is the CEO of 3E’s Comedy Club. Philips stated that this isn’t the first time he placed a comedian at the hotel.

“I’ve never had a bit of trouble,” Phillips said. “Black, Brown, Indian, Asian — no trouble at all.”

Philips stated that the woman at the front desk had already checked Curry in. Philips said that the comedian approached the front desk to inquire about The Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway.

“The girl there, she said she wasn’t secure answering the question and another woman took that to mean she wasn’t secure with the Black man standing at the counter.”

Although he was already checked in, she asked him for his identification again.

“I was there when he checked in,” Phillips stated. “She just checked him in earlier. Why would she ask for his ID again?”

In the video that Curry posted, he is seen being questioned by two men. At one point as he got up, both men follow him. Curry keeps the camera rolling as it is obvious the two men will continue to follow him as he walks through the hotel lobby. The comic continues to film as he goes into the elevator to go to his room.

Colorado Springs Indy stated that officials from The Mining Exchange refused to do an interview about the incident. Instead, they sent the media outlet a statement:

“We are committed to providing a safe and inclusive space for all guests and employees. We deeply regret this incident and have reached out to Mr. Curry to offer not only our sincere apologies but a full refund of his stay and an invitation to return, at no cost, anytime in the future. As a respected community partner, we are also using this opportunity to revisit training with our staff, helping to ensure all interactions are reflective of our company values. The Mining Exchange plays a special role in the Colorado Springs community and we will continue working each and every day to ensure that our hotel remains a space that is open and welcoming to all.”

Curry didn’t grant the paper an interview either, instead opting to state that he has to speak to an attorney first to make his next move.

Mark Curry Videotapes Being Racially Profiled at Colorado Hotel

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