Target: Toshio Motoya, Founder and CEO of APA Hotels
Goal: Apologize for harmful anti-Semitic remarks published in a hotel chain’s magazine, which is distributed to guests.
Toshio Motoya, founder and CEO of APA Hotels in Japan and Coast Hotels in Canada, published harmful and discriminatory anti-Semitic remarks in a magazine distributed to his hotel guests in Canada, called Apple Town. In this time of severe divisiveness with the rise of right-wing white supremacists around the world, the fact that such hateful remarks could be published and passed to thousands is deeply troubling.
In the hotel magazine, Motoya argued that “Jewish people control American information” and stated that they don’t pay taxes. He ranted against what he called “Jewish globalism.” His remarks are harmful, hateful, and perpetuate horrible and untrue stereotypes.
Motoya has not yet apologized for his remarks, although his words have hurt millions and are based on nothing but his own prejudice and bigotry. Sign the petition and demand that Motoya apologize for his statements. If he wishes to be a businessman with global holdings, he must learn to respect diversity.
Dear Mr. Motoya,
Your recent remarks in Apple Town are deeply troubling. These anti-Semitic statements have no factual basis and instead are supported only by your misled hatred and bigotry. As right-wing white nationalism continues to rise around the world, your words carry horrific weight and influence.
You have shown an inability to accept diversity and instead hold antiquated beliefs that have led to the deaths of millions in the past. Your hotel chain will undoubtedly suffer as a result, unless you take a stand and admit your mistake. Acknowledge your anti-Semitic remarks and apologize for the harm they have caused.
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