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Mati Weiderpass Gets Kicked Out Of Fire Island Gay Bar And The Crowd Goes Wild

Mati-WeiderpassOUT NYC Hotel owners Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass’ private dinner Ted Cruz is back in the news, and not in the way they would like.

Page Six reports that last weekend, Weiderpass (pictured here with the awful GOP presidential candidate) was kicked out of a Fire Island gay bar after his mere presence got on everyone’s nerves.

The disgraced hotelier was sitting with some friends at Sip-n-Twirl on Sunday.

“One guy got up and asked him what the rationale was to have dinner with Cruz,” bar patron Evan Lobel tells Page Six. “They got kind of heated and before you knew it, there was a lot of people yelling.” Not the kind of thing that usually happens in a gay bar, safe to say.

That’s when owner P.J. McAteer approached the table. He told Weiderpass to leave or he would call the police.

“Upon their departure, the crowd cheered,” Lobel said.

Coincidentally, at the same time this was unfolding, a gay rights group was flying a banner over the island calling for people to boycott Weiderpass’s ex-lover-turned-business-partner Ian Reisner’s Fire Island business development.

After the incident, Weiderpass released the following statement: “P.J. McAteer is condemning me for what he perceives as my thoughts and beliefs by asking me to leave a venue open to all. As small-minded as that is, I have been and will always be an advocate for LGBTQ issues.”

Except, of course, for that time he hosted a private dinner for one of the most vocally antigay Republicans in America.

Related: Is Boycotting One Of Our Own A Good Idea?