CANADIAN ACTRESS DENIED ACCESS TO KINGSWAY THEATRE, COPS CALLED, OWNER TROLLS HER ON SOCIAL MEDIA

On Friday evening, Canadian actress Wendy Olunike Adeliyi experienced racism in it's highest form.

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Toronto:  On Friday evening, Canadian actress Wendy Olunike Adeliyi experienced racism in it’s highest form.  Wendy-Olunike is known for her roles in TV Series such as Flashpoint, Killjoys, Republic of Doyle and Workin’ Moms.

After a day at school, she headed out to see the movie LOVING at the Kingsway Theatre, dressed in all black and carry a backpack she was denied entry to the theatre because they wanted her to “leave her backpack at the front counter”.  Her backpack contained an expensive laptop and personal items.

Wendy-Olunike offered to have the staff go thru her backpack, so they can be assured that she’s not carrying food or alcohol.  That was not enough.  The owner, Rui Pereira, called the cops and claimed that “a black woman is threatening us”.  In shock, Wendy patiently waited for the police to arrive.

The officer who attended the call said that “they always get called to this location”.

But it doesn’t end there … Wendy-Olunike posted her experience on social media, which resulted in family, friends and associates reposting the experience.  The owner of Kingsway Theatre then began sending her extremely rude and disgusting messages.

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Wendy-Olunike offered a peaceful solution but the owner’s response was unprofessional and digusting


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The Kingsway Theatre owner then began posting on his Facebook page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It appears that other customers have had similar experiences with this establishment and it’s owner.


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A search on TRIBUTE.CA’s Theatre Reviews page shows numerous complaints about the owner
http://www.tribute.ca/reviews/theatre/kingsway-theatre/kingsway/

  

It would be an understatement to say that members of the entertainment industry are upset about this.

While each establishment has rules and regulations, as law-abiding peaceful customers we expect to be treated with a level of respect.  What happened to Wendy-Olunike is wrong on so many levels and should never happen to anyone, ever again.

 

 

 

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