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Trapeze Bar sacks GM over bashment comments

Miroma Leisure, owner and operator of east London’s Trapeze Bar, has fired the venue’s general manager for violating its “beliefs and values” by making comments critical of bashment and trap music.

It came to light earlier this week that a fundraiser for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire would no longer be taking place at the 480-cap. venue after Jordan Wells said Trapeze does “not entertain” bashment and trap music – genres he called “crap” – because they attract a “poor quality-demographic and result in problems”. Haqiqi Events, the promoter of the 29 June show, accused Wells of racism.

At the time, Miroma called the comments “unsolicited opinions” and said it would undertake “a full investigation of the matter”.

In a statement released on Tuesday, Mimroma said Wells has now been let go.

The full statement is below:

The owners of Trapeze can confirm that, following a full investigation, the employee involved has had his contract terminated with immediate effect.

The conduct of the employee does not represent our company’s values and beliefs.

As a gesture of goodwill, Trapeze Bar has donated £2,000 to the British Red Cross London fire relief fund, which has been coordinating efforts to support the residents and neighbours, effectively doubling the target amount [£1,000] set by the event.

Wells took over as GM of Trapeze in March 2016. Prior to joining Miroma, he was GM at Novus Leisure, which operates 47 bars and nightclubs across the UK.


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