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Rosie O’Donnell Cancels Her Stay at Trump Hotel in Chicago

April 27th, 2011 Joseph Pedro
Image via www.rosie.com

A rep for Rosie O’Donnell has confirmed that the comedienne/radio host will officially not be taking up residence or staying at the the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago after Donald Trump’s anti-gay and lesbian remarks.

O’Donnell said on her SiriusXM radio show last week that she would be staying at the hotel in the penthouse while she looked for a place to live for her upcoming show on the new Oprah Winfrey Network. “They got me the Penthouse at the new Trump Chicago. It’s gonna be fantastic in a lot of ways. I hate him in an entertaining-not-real way.”

Her decision to stay at the Trump property came before GLAAD issued a call to action called “Tune Out Trump,” which called on LGBT people to reject his television shows, hotels, resorts, and golf courses.

In response to Rosie’s swift decision to cancel her stay GLAAD issued a statement commending her actions:

“Rosie O’Donnell has sent an important message to the majority of Americans – gay and straight – who don’t agree with Donald Trump’s statements against marriage equality for all loving and committed couples,” said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios. “Fair-minded people should think twice about supporting a businessman who courts our dollars but advocates denying gay and lesbian couples protections that all families need to take care of each other.”

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