A British hotel manager who earlier this month announced his plan to replace copies of the Gideon Bible with the erotic novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” in guest rooms has written a blog post bemoaning the backlash he has received.
In his personal blog Slow Life, Wayne Bartholomew, General Manager of Damson Dene Hotel in Cumbria, Northwest England, wrote that he has received an array of responses regarding his choice to put “Fifty Shades of Grey” in all 40 of his hotel rooms.
“I don’t think for a minute that this very un-Christian combination of lies, threats and intimidation is in any way typical of the average American,” Bartholomew wrote, explaining that he found Americans to be far more offended by his switch than local British folks.
Bartholomew went on to say that he was called a “puppet of Satan” by some Americans leaving comments on the Damson Dene Hotel website.
Again; doesn’t seem like a very bright business move, to potentially alienate many of your guests; why bother?