Weho Daily reader Jenn Hoffman reports that she was banned from Chateau Marmont for a year… all because she sent out a tweet about what was going on around her on a recent visit.
Apparently she observed Rachel Hunter acting erratically, doing splits and kicks in the middle of the restaurant. As someone who is very active on social media, she of course turned to Twitter to recount the odd things happening.
Fast forward a few days later… when she attempted to make a reservation, she was informed that wouldn’t be possible. She pressed the matter and eventually found out that she was banned from the famed property for a year because of the Rachel Hunter Tweet.
“This pisses me off because Chateau admittedly has NO social media policy in place,” said Hoffman. “None whatsoever.”
So where does a social media butterfly turn to express frustrations about such things? YouTube, of course! She made a video, uploaded to YouTube, embedded the video on her blog, then sent the link out to Twitter and other social media networks. (You can watch the video below.)
“While I have my own personal feelings about this, it also brings up a larger discussion about businesses and their social media policy, said Hoffman. “Normally we are used to hearing about Twitter or Facebook related regulations for employees of businesses – but what about the patrons?”