Karen attacks a black man after he was allegedly served first at a Hilton hotel in Rio de Janeiro
New year, same old Karens.
In an incident filmed and shared on Twitter, a white woman attacks a black man at a Hilton hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The incident allegedly happened after hotel staff first served the black man, who was given priority because he is a Diamond member, before the white woman and her partner, according to the Daily Dot.
The video was taken by @monty_sexton, whose name is King on Twitter, and has been viewed over 800,000 times, liked over 15,000 times and retweeted over 5,000 times since it was posted on New Year’s Day. King wrote to Hilton Hotels and as of Monday, January 3, received no response after reporting the incident.
The black man attacked in the video is @slyfoxnycwhose name is HL on Twitter, comments under the video claiming to be the attacked black man, “Can you please send me the video so I can send it to Hilton headquarters, because of this security failure the couple made the police wait outside looking for me for hours i couldn’t stay at the hotel that night because they lied saying i attacked. Thanks for checking in.
the daily item has a summary of what happened in the video:
The footage shows HL standing near a reception desk separated from the white couple by four people who appear to be hotel security guards. , referring to the white woman. “You’re all supposed to break up the party.” After unintelligible shouting and arguing, the white woman separated herself from the staff and attacked HL, wrapping her hands around her head and pushing her away from the reception. He can be seen trying to free himself from her grip, then he punched the white man. The white man fell to the ground and looked knocked out. Security guards then attempted to restrain the white woman. Meanwhile, King can be heard repeatedly shouting that “it’s all on camera.” In the video, HL described the pair as “drunk” and “rude.” handles. She approached her partner, who was still lying on the ground. Then she snatched her purse and walked back to HL, who was still standing by the front desk. The white woman tried to attack HL again, but the security officers pulled her away. Another staff member took HL away. HL silently shook his head as he walked away, but King wondered why the white woman was able to keep raging. “Where is your security?” He shouted. “Get her under control. Oh my God! I do not understand this. It’s crazy. Where is your security? Because it is unacceptable. This is unacceptable.” The white woman broke away from the guards again and tried to move towards HL again. “And you still haven’t held her back,” King shouted. The guards appeared to be trying to pull the woman in a hallway at the end of the video After the incident, HL said he was not allowed to stay at the hotel that night.
First of all, if the allegations are true, why was she so angry that she wasn’t served first? I’m not the most patient person, but attacking someone in front of you for being dealt with first? Savage.
Second, why was the man who was assaulted not allowed to stay at the hotel that night?
One user felt the same way saying, “What do you mean YOU can’t stay at the hotel? What’s in ALL the fuqs??? @Hilton @HiltonHotels is that you?
HL, the man who was attacked in the video, responded to the user saying, “Yeah they came back with cops saying I attacked them while waiting for hours outside the hotel with the police and @ hilton wanted me not to meet the police so i went and stayed at the airbnb which i also rented, i was only staying at the hilton because i rented the venue for my NYE party.”
According to the Daily Dot, a hotel spokesperson said he was allowed to stay overnight if he wished.
But wait, it doesn’t stop there.
HL also tweeted that before the video, the couple tried to cut it online and the woman’s partner called it the N-word. He didn’t allow the couple to skip it online.
“We are aware that a video has been made public showing part of an altercation between Hilton Rio De Janeiro Copacabana guests,” the Hilton Rio De Janeiro Copacabana spokesperson said, according to the Daily Dot.
Now the only question that remains is whether Karen will face any consequences.