Multimillionaire scum gay real estate developers Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass are at it once once again defending their “terrible mistake” to host a reception for vehnemently anti-gay GOP crazy Ted Cruz in a new interview with The New York Times. And if you think their previous comments were shocking, you ain’t seen anything yet.
“I’m not going to use arrogant words, but I think our level of prominence in the gay community and our proven track record and success, we’re the ideal people to sit with our harshest critics,” said Reisner. “It’s being labeled as a crime, but I think what we did was ultimately very good.” Reisner and Weiderpass, have repeatedly alternated between defending their decision, attacking the “cheap amd entitled” gay community, to apologizing for it. Reisener also addressed making headlines last October after 23-year-old Hell’s Kitchen gay bar manager Sean Verdi was found dead of a reported drug overdose in a bathtub at the two hoteliers’ Manhattan penthouse. “I am an extremely generous host to thousands of people,” Reisner said. “And with that openness comes risk that somebody might get harmed.” “Harm is the wrong word. Accidents can happen,” added Weiderpass.
Reisner and Weiderpass have recently hired Omar Sharif Jr to be their gay community liaison?
Stay out of the bathroom Omar.
If you can stomach it you can read the rest of the NYT article here.
OUT NYChotel owner and real estate developer Ian Reisner has once again apologized for his decision to host a reception with Mati Weiderpass)and dinner at his Manhattan penthouse for virulently anti-LGBT senator and 2016 candidate Ted Cruz last month. The apology comes on the heels of making comments that he was the victim of bullying by the gay community and that gays are “cheap and entitled”.
Reisner, who back in January paid $10.1 million for a commercial strip along the Fire Island Pines, has now pledged to redouble his support for LGBT causes and cut a $20,000 check for the Fire Island Pines Property Owners Association (FIPPOA) PAC.
FIPPOA President Jay Pagano stated that he had recently met with Reisner and was given the following apology that was read at the group’s spring meeting:
“Dear Members of our Community,
First I want to clear up that Mati Weiderpass has zero involvement or ownership in the Pines.
Now let me state unequivocally that I made mistakes. While my initial intention was bi-partisan dialogue about National & Israeli security, I’ve come to learn that intentions and outcomes are different things. The outcomes of my actions are that I’ve deeply hurt our community – and I am truly sorry.
In order to help build a stronger community I am taking the following steps:
– I am renewing and redoubling my commitment as an ardent supporter of LGBT causes.
– I will continue to invest my resources in the Pines, its cultural programs and activities that celebrate the diversity and acceptance of its community members, so that it always holds its rightful place in LGBT history.
– To this end, today I made a donation to the ‘FIPPOA-PAC’ — matching All funds raised in its last active year — which supports politicians committed to the Pines and to LGBT issues.
– More so, I will be donating profits from my Pines Investment this summer to the following organizations that I have supported in the past: The LGBT Community Center in NYC & The Jerusalem Open House, as well as to ‘Equality Texas’ which fights for LGBT rights on one of this countries more challenging fronts.
– Further, I am in the process of hiring a Director of Community Affairs to serve as a liaison with various LGBT organizations and to guide me in better serving our community.
– Lastly, I commit to meeting and consulting with community & organizational leaders, to hear their concerns and their ideas so that we can all work together for a better Pines and a stronger LGBT community.
Please accept these preliminary steps as assurance of my commitment to getting this right and to becoming the community member you deserve.”
Reisner has since hired Omar Sharif Jr. from GLAAD his as Director of Community Affairs and $20,000 was wired to the FIPPOA PAC account
Also Reisner has also not given any explanation about his well-documented support and fundraising for anti-gay Sen Ron Johnson(R).
Interesting choice of pennace donating money to an association of wealthy property owners, who happen to be his neighbors, in one of the most non-inclusive and snooty gay meccas in the world! How self-sacrificing! What a way to show his concern and support for gay people who are not less fortunate as him!
It’s beginning to seem that the only honest sentence Ian Reisner ever said was to 911: “there is a dead kid in my bath tub, please tell the police to get here slowly, while Mati and I flush the drugs we murdered him with, thanks!”
After hosting rabidly anti-gay Republican Ted Cruz, and his partner Ian Reisner calling gays “cheap” and “entitled” one would think that the quisling multi-millionaire gay owners of OUT NYC hotel and entertainment complex in NYC would know better by now.
Mati Weiderpass had to open his mouth again in an op-ed for New York Observer playing victim this time and claiming that he and his reputation are the ones being attacked by big bad “gay extremists”
“Since hosting a discussion with Texas Senator Ted Cruz in my home, I have been inundated with hateful, biased social media messages, and attacks from gay extremists (do I dare say the word?) who demand inclusion, but do not believe in dialogue. I know in my heart that these attacks do not represent the rich culture and diversity of the gay community. Yet, in our community, as in so many others, the most vocal often dominate the conversation. I hope this op-ed will help heal wounds and continue necessary progress and discussion. It is amazing that my businesses are being boycotted by some because I hosted a discussion with an elected official. Not a fundraiser. Not an endorsement. A dialogue. What would we say if the Jewish community organized a boycott of a business leader who hosted a private discussion with an important Muslim politician? We know the answer. I am a longtime leader of my community – and proud of who I am and what I have accomplished. Boycotting me for a discussion? Since when have we grown so small and intolerant?”