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Racist Hotel in Bangkok


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From Thaivisa.com

BANGKOK THAILAND: -- The Rapper/ artist "Ribkat" and band members are asked to leave their Hotel "Nasa Vegas Complex Luxury Hotel" in Bangkok because as they were told by the hotel manager "they had to respect the Hotel policy" which is to discriminate against blacks and Indians". The hotel staff and manager also refused to refund the amount they paid up front for their hotel rooms.

"Ribkat", a well known member of the multi-platinum selling group "Fort Minor" with Mike Shinoda from Linkin Park was told by the Hotel Manager that they did not allow blacks or Indians at their Hotel.

"Ribkat" asked them why they accepted his payment in the first place if this was part of their racist policy. Nasa Vegas advertises long term stay deals which is exactly what Ribkat was inquiring about to begin with due to several business engagements in Thailand only to be lied to by the Nasa Vegas staff stating that there were no rooms available for long term rent which in the end turned out to be a big fat lie all because Ribkat is an African American.

"Ribkat" a hip hop artist preparing for several performances in Thailand and a deal for his soon to be released album "Theory of Addicts" with Josy B. has now been publicly humiliated with the most outrageous blatant form of racism that he will now have to postpone all of his public appearances and performances to resolve this unfortunate ignorant issue.

His friends and Thailand hosts were in complete shock, one of his hosts called the hotel and asked if the hotel room was available and they confirmed with her that it was, but only to her because she was not black. Ribkats drummer who is white and his female friend who is Thai, couldn't help but notice how Ribkat was constantly singled out and always had the fingers pointing at him with the entire hotel staff uttering comments such as "The Black People are bad and Always Cause Trouble" and "The Black People Never Pay or check out of the Hotel and they're too loud and Dangerous and they sell drugs"

His Drummer and Friend were immediately shocked by such blunt stereotypical racism and felt equally offended. The entire Hotel Staff showed no respect or courtesy to the star and insisted on telling him to respect they're racist policy because its in their "Law Books to discriminate". As a result of this, the U.S embassy and police were immediately notified of the discriminating acts that were cast upon the International star and have now addressed the Thai media in efforts to resolve this incident along with compensation and a public apology. The Thailand Police department and associates expressed their sympathy and sorrow and were completely ashamed by what has just taken place.

"Ribkat" who has been received greatly and greeted by fans in the streets of Bangkok was completely surprised by all of this and does not feel that the rest of the people in Thailand hold these type of sentiments towards African Americans or any other foreigners visiting their country and extends an Olive Branch in the hopes that this was only an isolated incident from misguided individuals working in this Hotel and looks forward to completing his scheduled performances and enjoying his extended stay in Thailand in good faith simply hoping that this will be a wake up call to the entire world. "Although many of us are misguided and blinded by the plague of racism, we are all "One" and the beauty of being "One" which to many appears to be a small number, is the amazing magical variety of a beautiful color spectrum that exists amongst us all by nature, so in actuality, that "small" number of "one" contains a lot more than we all think. Colors are not only seen but they are also heard. If music was monotone or only "one color", then we would not be able to appreciate the beauty of "All" different genres of music created by Multi Cultural races of color around the world. With that being said, why don't we as "One" try "Listening" to color and feeling with our hearts for a change rather than judging a color simply by sight missing the message of beauty and all it truly contains within". "Ribkat" quotes....

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From Thaivisa.com

BANGKOK THAILAND: -- The Rapper/ artist "Ribkat" and band members are asked to leave their Hotel "Nasa Vegas Complex Luxury Hotel" in Bangkok because as they were told by the hotel manager "they had to respect the Hotel policy" which is to discriminate against blacks and Indians". The hotel staff and manager also refused to refund the amount they paid up front for their hotel rooms.

"Ribkat", a well known member of the multi-platinum selling group "Fort Minor" with Mike Shinoda from Linkin Park was told by the Hotel Manager that they did not allow blacks or Indians at their Hotel.

"Ribkat" asked them why they accepted his payment in the first place if this was part of their racist policy. Nasa Vegas advertises long term stay deals which is exactly what Ribkat was inquiring about to begin with due to several business engagements in Thailand only to be lied to by the Nasa Vegas staff stating that there were no rooms available for long term rent which in the end turned out to be a big fat lie all because Ribkat is an African American.

"Ribkat" a hip hop artist preparing for several performances in Thailand and a deal for his soon to be released album "Theory of Addicts" with Josy B. has now been publicly humiliated with the most outrageous blatant form of racism that he will now have to postpone all of his public appearances and performances to resolve this unfortunate ignorant issue.

His friends and Thailand hosts were in complete shock, one of his hosts called the hotel and asked if the hotel room was available and they confirmed with her that it was, but only to her because she was not black. Ribkats drummer who is white and his female friend who is Thai, couldn't help but notice how Ribkat was constantly singled out and always had the fingers pointing at him with the entire hotel staff uttering comments such as "The Black People are bad and Always Cause Trouble" and "The Black People Never Pay or check out of the Hotel and they're too loud and Dangerous and they sell drugs"

His Drummer and Friend were immediately shocked by such blunt stereotypical racism and felt equally offended. The entire Hotel Staff showed no respect or courtesy to the star and insisted on telling him to respect they're racist policy because its in their "Law Books to discriminate". As a result of this, the U.S embassy and police were immediately notified of the discriminating acts that were cast upon the International star and have now addressed the Thai media in efforts to resolve this incident along with compensation and a public apology. The Thailand Police department and associates expressed their sympathy and sorrow and were completely ashamed by what has just taken place.

"Ribkat" who has been received greatly and greeted by fans in the streets of Bangkok was completely surprised by all of this and does not feel that the rest of the people in Thailand hold these type of sentiments towards African Americans or any other foreigners visiting their country and extends an Olive Branch in the hopes that this was only an isolated incident from misguided individuals working in this Hotel and looks forward to completing his scheduled performances and enjoying his extended stay in Thailand in good faith simply hoping that this will be a wake up call to the entire world. "Although many of us are misguided and blinded by the plague of racism, we are all "One" and the beauty of being "One" which to many appears to be a small number, is the amazing magical variety of a beautiful color spectrum that exists amongst us all by nature, so in actuality, that "small" number of "one" contains a lot more than we all think. Colors are not only seen but they are also heard. If music was monotone or only "one color", then we would not be able to appreciate the beauty of "All" different genres of music created by Multi Cultural races of color around the world. With that being said, why don't we as "One" try "Listening" to color and feeling with our hearts for a change rather than judging a color simply by sight missing the message of beauty and all it truly contains within". "Ribkat" quotes....

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While most of the Asian countries I've live in are so racist, Thailand seems to be the most backward, small-minded and racist, especially towards Indians and blacks. But they are also racist to each other especially with Bangkok middle to upper class people towards Isaan people. It's disgusting that this continues.

What I find quite insane is that Buddha, who is so worshiped here was Indian, but that doesn't seem to stop so many Thai people see Indians as filthy scum. Sad. Really sad.

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This isn't really news...

I mean all the following types of people are discriminated against in Thailand...

White, Black, Indian, Arab, Muslim, Isaan, Burmese, Cambodian, Laotian, gay, lesbian, poor, wealthy, transexual, fat, tanned, disabled, ugly and some more I can't think of now.

""Ribkat" who has been received greatly and greeted by fans in the streets of Bangkok was completely surprised by all of this and does not feel that the rest of the people in Thailand hold these type of sentiments towards African Americans or any other foreigners visiting their country"

"Rikbat" is wrong... Thais don't know or care who is African American and who is African. The issue is black skin here... Africans have a reputation for dealing drugs and other illegal activities in Thailand. In the average Thai mind, black = African = criminal.

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LOL,

very interesting postings here. but what the heck, it is WRONG :D

and perhaps put this in Thai newspapers can change the mentality of the people

:D

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There are alot of things wrong with America which people of the world are constantly pointing out, but I really don't believe such a situation would happen here. Law suits would be filed immediately.

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While I don't agree with the policy, I do think that the owner of an establishment has the right to decide who can and cannot enter it.

If he makes his policy too restrictive, unreasonable or unpopular, his business will suffer.

If you object to the policy of this hotel, you have the right to boycott it - just as I boycott establishments in Thailand that would charge me more because of my white skin.

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that policy is harsh. I always knew that thailand had some problems with indian tourist, and we never got along with burmese people because of our history with them. I think there is always two sides to the story. yes the hotel manager is a big racist and judge people obviously by their skin color, but I think they in the past had to deal with some awful customers of indian or black decent.

Thailand is not the only place that is racist, its all over the world. every country, every culture has some form of racism. In America, even though there are a variety of people with from many different backgrounds, there is still a huge population of racist people.

Racism exist to me because there is not true equality in this world, no matter where you go there are always gonna be people who look at others below them or above them. It's an awful stereotype us as human beings developed from the past, and this is the result of it today.

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things have changed in the world but some things remain the same.

the bottom line if someone wouldn't want me to stay in their establishment. my color would be green and I would be more than happy to give it to someone else. and make sure all my friends and their friends know about this and give their money elsewhere too...

people these days make blackball webpages about establishments like this...and let the whole world know that a hotel like this actually exists....

who has the time to do this take your green somewhere's else...him being an artist like so many artist it's probably the principle behind it.

the hotel is an public domain not a club...so his restrictions by law are very limited. like nickleback says:

I'm through with standing in line

to the clubs I'll never get in

It's like the bottom of the ninth

and I'm never gonna win

This life hasn't turned out

quite the way I want it to be

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His music here, his music there - I am not really surprised.

Only thing is that, if he paid for it and could not get the benefits of his payments, he should get back his money!

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it's a 690 baht/night **** hole on soi pridi .... why the f**k would anybody want to stay there is beyond me !!!

having said that .... their racist policy f**king sucks !!!!

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I had no idea who Ribkat was but that didn't surprise me. What did surprise me was the google search results:

Understanding Women and Shopping

Understanding why women loves shopping than man. Why they can spend their whole day inside the shopping center and what fulfillment they could get with it.

www.ribkat.com/

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@Arada15: I see you live in Savannah, Georgia so you probably see racism in the US. But you have to agree that if a hotel or some other business tried something like this and had it as a stated policy they would get sued up the a**. I think the thing many people are commenting on is that they can legally discriminate in Thailand. In most other countries you can still be a racist but you can't legally discriminate.

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Ever think it was because they didn't want their place trashed by a bunch of rappers and their friends not to mention all the added security problems and scaring off all the other long-term residence who were there long before this guy and will be there long after this guy would left, assuming he stayed there and acted properly.

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