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A petition urging members of Equinox Fitness Centers to cancel their memberships is gaining momentum on The controversy began when Equinox parent owner Stephen Ross announced he was planning a $100K/plate fundraiser for President Donald Trump's re-election campaign.

Since Wednesday, Aug. 7, more than 3,000 people have signed the petition started by actor and LGBT activist Wilson Cruz, urging Equinox to end all support for President Trump and calling out the fitness chain for marketing heavily to the LGBTQ community while fundraising for for President Trump.

Cruz's petition is also drawing major support from other LGBT+ celebrities and their allies.

Members of Equinox Fitness Centers say they have either canceled their memberships or are planning to cancel because of the chain's links to Trump.

Ex-members expressed their disappointment with Ross for his political ties to Trump.

"I've been a member of Equinox for 12 years - and I will not stand behind a company with no moral compass," wrote Jessica Beatus, of New York, NY. 

"I canceled my membership, I will not be part of a club that supports a hate, bigotry and racism!" wrote Millie Vitello, of Los Angeles, CA.

Jeff Barneson, of New York, wrote: "I've supported this company for years and am disgusted by this news. I cannot stand behind a company that stands behind and supports platforms of hatred, racism and white supremacy."

And Court Passant, of New York, writes: "I have always thought of Equinox as a safe space. Where I could keep my mind and body healthy. This is terrible news. And I am appalled profits from me and my husband's membership (nearly $500 a month) would go to a campaign fundraiser.”

Cruz said Equinox can't spin its way out of this controversy, and needs to answer to its members or face the consequences of many members leaving the gym. 

"It's important that Equinox know why we're going to cancel our membership. This fundraiser and it's ties to Stephen Ross is a betrayal to our communities after masquerading as a corporate ally during Pride. You can't use us to make money and then use it to work against us," Cruz said.

Members who wish to cancel their memberships must call and speak with their gym managers.

  • Seldomseen

    Is that a hundred thousand dollars per plate???

  • KLove

    yep...250K for VIP

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Thats the only power people have until election times. The kkk doesnt gaf the dems aren’t clapping back hard enough, blocking trolls and pulling your coins from businesses is all we’ve got in this so called great country

  • KLove

    Only folks with loooooong money allowed in the room fam....i sure wish i had 100 racks to pay to go to a fancy party lol

  • Rhyme and Reason

    The rich vote and support what’s in their best interest! Money won’t be an issue for Trump!

    Voting interference seals the deal, as does democracy, a new world order!

    Pray, People for all forms of leadership!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Blak

    I'm sure they will sell a lot of plates for their fundraiser and Trump will be a 2 term president. The alphabet mafia has way too much control over media and they always blow stuff out of proportion or does whatever it takes to create a victim narrative - if it's not a man pretending to be a woman calling up salons asking to get his balls waxed or he'll sue then it's gay actors faking hate crimes for attention.

  • sandi

    They're birds of a feather. No one should be surprised that those like 45 will not rebuke 45. They share the same ideology- it's all about money. Until that's touched, they will give their detractors the middle finger. If you don't like what people are doing and what they stand for do this- vote them out if they are in office; stop partaking of their product/services.

  • MyNameIs

    We also need to keep an eye on those sitting at the table for $100K. Mmmhmmm.

  • Lovechild

    He DGAF.

  • Seldomseen

    Oh my

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I have a friend who praises soul-cycle...this same friend is also a gay man...he posts almost everyday about his soul-cycle group etc...yesterday when this hit I was curious to see what he posted or if he removed any pics he had in class (he posts everyday smh)...yup all of them gone but in his IG stories he said something along the lines of "this does effect me I still lost 35 lbs"...Chile...

  • Bree

    Trump will win a second term whether they do this or not. Presidents are selected not elected!

  • PhillyFacts

    Fundraising my behind.....What kinda food do you get for six figures??? Heck they gone be eating people??

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Hold up-these folks are paying $250 per month for a gym membership?! I take my behind on down the street for $30 a month. It doesn’t have the bells and whistles and On a good day we’ll have air conditioning and heat but it gets the job done. Folks are tired of Dump and his cronies.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Amen! They only care about their pockets which is why they love rethuglicans.

  • Shenanigans1

    One more time for those in the back. I will very shocked if he does not win.

  • Coffee1st
  • Lucky8

    Put him out of business

  • Marlika

    ????? That gym is too damn expensive anyhow. I only see celebs coming out of the one in Columbus Circle.

  • Mark mcharm

    I think people realize that with the electoral college system of voting but i doubt he wins unless everyone stays home again .

  • Seldomseen

    a man pretending to be a woman calling up salons asking to get his balls waxed......dead!

  • Bree

    He will win again. Presidents have always been selected.

  • Bree

    Me too.

  • Trace da Ace

    blah blah blah....white folks problems...moving on-->

  • classycns

    Equinox is the place where sugababies and their wealthy counterparts meet. Beautiful and fit women view it as an investment in their futures. Plus Equinox is a place where the famous can workout in peace.

  • Look@m3

    Let me run on over to see who else donating

  • classycns

    Only see celebs......well that's the point, LOL! The rich and famous need a place to network too outside of their own home gyms.

  • Chhzz

    The famous use the athletic clubs or private home gym no real famous there. Just the insta thots

  • deadellamore
  • dontgetblocked

    Americans don't like change. They give most presidents two terms. Plus President Trump doesn't have any real competition.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    I've been saying this for years. He was put in there as a distraction and he doesn't even know it. They knew he would enrage the people and while everyone is focusing on screaming at the White House, the crooks are robbing America and it's people blind.

    Plus, not even your vote is confidential now. The people who have access to "who you voted for" can easily leak that info out and use it against you. I've never seen so many wealthy Americans running to give up their citizenship. They know something we dont.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Yup! Already wealthy and will just start something new under a new name orrrrrr just have his publicist to write a public apology and all will be forgiven. ?

  • Lovechild

    Agreed. He’s a shoe-in for reelection. Of course I vote but I’m not even getting involved watching any politics this election season. A waste of my time and energy because I already know what the outcome is.

  • Lovechild

    Because they have sex in the steam room and sauna’s...

  • Lovechild

    Those old rich white Republican male knows that most white liberals are bullshitting. They don’t walk the walk.

    White liberals uphold the similar status quo that the Republicans do but the Republicans are open and honest about it.

  • Logan Roberts

    Chile you'll be surprised who supports Agent Orange.

  • Harley

    I say this all the time

  • kitttykatlady

    Wheres oprah?

  • kitttykatlady

    Blink is another

  • Bree


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  • Mark mcharm

    If everyone stays home yeah so you might be right but if you know the electoral college system it doesn't make sense when you read about it. Because technically this idiot DID lose the election ,but the electoral college voted him in.

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  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    RIGHT! I cant afford that expensive membership anyways! fcuk I look like getting in an uproar?

  • Bree

    I have never believed that presidents were elected. I have always believed the elite plays apart in it but so does God.