Monday, June 17, 2024

Six Months Ago, Trump Fundraiser (Equinox-Soul Cycle Investor) Stephen Ross Said: “I don’t like Donald, okay, we can stop there. We’d be here all day.”


Everyone is canceling their Soul Cycle and Equinox memberships. Why? Because their owner– or “passive investor” Stephen Ross is hosting a massive fundraiser for Donald Trump this weekend in the Hamptons.

Funny how times change. In February, Ross told New York magazine: “I don’t like Donald, okay, we can stop there. We’d be here all day.”

That’s when the Detroit born Ross, self made and said to be work-obsessed, was interviewed about the monstrosity known as Hudson Yards. He built that, too.

Canceled gym memberships won’t hurt him. He’s worth $7.7 billion. He also owns the Miami Dolphins.

Meanwhile, Equinox and Soul Cycle have disavowed Ross, saying he’s a passive investor and isn’t involved with them. Well, that’s like when Home Depot distanced themselves from their own passive investor, their co-founder Bernie Marcus. a billionaire Trump supporter. And what about New Balance shoes? (Oh wait, they turned against Trump.)

What will happen next spring? Will there be a boycott of the Tribeca Film Festival because the Murdoch family is their main investor?

Also Pizza Hut is closing 500 restaurants. I’ve never been there, or to Soul Cycle or Equinox. My boycott was ahead of the curve!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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