British comedian John Cleese’s recent jibe clearly hasn’t landed with his US audience, after the star poked fun at a hotel in a ‘searing’ review.
Cleese, 81, shared a tweet referencing his recent stay at an American hotel chain in Toronto, mocking the venue’s facilities.
“…a sullen, unhelpful, stocky receptionist (and a nice one), cheap foam rubber pillows, and in the morning…the longest walk and ride to the other terminal I’ve ever experienced “, he wrote.
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“A fine example of the motto of the American hotel chain: ‘Minimal service at inflated prices’.”
Cleese added “The Sheraton Gateway Hotel at Toronto Airport asked me to tell them about my last stay there”, calling the experience “dreadful”.
“Massive reconstruction – which they keep silent about on their website – hopelessly bad signage everywhere, no food of any kind….” he continued in his series of brutal messages.
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The remarks angered many North Americans, with users calling Cleese’s criticism a “cheap blow”.
“Imagine using your fame to damage an already damaged industry. A discreet email might have been more appropriate,” one person snapped.
Others criticized Cleese’s “fat-shaming” of the receptionist, writing, “I will not yield to anyone in my esteem and gratitude to Monty Python and John Cleese for the survival of my sanity in all the years since my first viewing of the Monty Pythons (especially the last four) but the size of the receptionist was irrelevant and a low blow,” another claimed.
“I don’t know much about your output outside of movies and TV, but what I’ve seen is commendable. case. Hope you see this,” another commented.
While other users have defended Cleese, saying he was asked to provide an opinion – and clearly he did.
“He didn’t say you shouldn’t stay at a hotel, but not this one. And he has as much right as anyone to describe a stay that didn’t live up to expectations. expectations,” wrote one user.
“They asked for an opinion which he gave her? If the stay had been special, I’m sure he would have said something without pushing. The fact that they tried to use it to garnish an endorsement seems to be a stupid mistake on their part,” defended another.
Clearly Cleese’s review didn’t land as well as the previous one. Monty Python job…
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