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Museum founder who painted protest signage accused of mistreating Black employees

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Museum founder who painted protest signage accused of mistreating Black employees

Museum founder who painted protest signage accused of mistreating Black employees

The CEO and founder of the Museum of Ice Cream has come under fire .for allegedly engaging in a cheap act of performative activism .amid protests against police brutality and systemic racism toward the Black community.On June 8, Maryellis Bunn took to Instagram to share a photo of a protest signage she had painted on the museum’s facade in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood.“Today we stood outside MOIC NYC and asked our community what they are screaming for, then I started to paint,” Bunn captioned the post.Yet, many users — and former employees at the museum — took issue with the post.accusing her of taking part in a stunt to gain attention and alleging that Bunn had mistreated many of her Black workers.“You couldn’t have taken a few seconds to spell check the names?” one commenter asked.“I find this post alarming, as it does not call attention to — nor make any acknowledgement of..." ."... — the many alienating behaviors and microaggressions that I, a [Black] woman, experienced under your leadership,” former employee Madison Utendahl said.Other commenters were quick to call out Bunn for deleting comments that seemed to paint her in a negative light, challenging her to instead address the backlash head-on


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