Hotel Ceases Using Tony Brannon’s Services

March 5, 2020

Following the comments made by Tony Brannon on social media, the Hamilton Princess has decided to discontinue using the musician’s services going forward.

Mr Brannon was not an employee of the hotel, however he was a contractor who provided entertainment services, and a hotel spokesperson said, “We can confirm that the hotel has decided not to use the services of local musician Tony Brannon going forward. This decision was made in the best interests of our team, our guests, and the community.”

Noting that they are “dedicated to upholding standards for creative professionals in the entertainment industry,” the Bermuda Entertainment Union [BEU] has already condemned Mr Brannon’s remarks, calling them “disturbing and disparaging.”

His comments have also been condemned by people on social media, the Police Commissioner, and MPs from both sides of the aisle.

“I am sorry for what I said, not only because it was racist but also because it was inhumane,” Mr Brannon subsequently said. “I have done some research on this, and now realize that what I posted was offensive and I understand the weight of it now. I have reached out to Lynne Winfield re: doing the CURB course.”

CURB noted that they “strongly condemn the language used by Tony Brannon” and said they plan to work with Mr Brannon to “help him on this journey towards understanding how race and its antecedents have negatively impacted the Black community.”

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