Comedian Mark Curry said Friday he was racially profiled by staffers while staying at a hotel in Colorado.
Curry, who was staying at The Mining Exchange hotel in downtown Colorado, was at the hotel for a comedy gig when the alleged profiling occurred, reported TMZ.
In a video on the actor’s Instagram, the 61-year-old actor is seen enjoying a cup of coffee when two employees are seen talking about him and staring at him.
One of the men — who was white and not sporting any identification but claimed to be a staff member — asked Curry if he was a guest. The other man — who was black– accused Curry of pulling “the race card.”
Curry posted the entire 26-minute exchange on his Instagram.
“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,” Curry wrote on Instagram. “I don’t know who this man is. And asked to see my hotel key Wyndham racism.719-323-2000 call them please Jhon Crab head of security and head of maintenance at the same time.”
The Post reached out to Curry for comment.
The Mining Exchange hotel issued a full apology to Curry and comped his stay as well as giving him a free stay in the future. The hotel also promised to retrain their staff to make sure the hotel makes everyone feel safe.
“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,” general manager Neil Cramm said to Colorado Springs Indy.
“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.”
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