The fallout surrounding Julius DeRoma continues.
Roma's $500 donation to David Duke during the former KKK leader's 2016 Senate bid was outed in a blog post and picked up by news outlets around the state Tuesday.
DeRoma, who owns a bunch of property around Minneapolis including Clubhouse Jager, has become a target for criticism since then.
Tenants of DeRoma's properties, and performers that hold events in his spaces, have been releasing statements condemning his donation. (There's a list below.)
Meanwhile WCCO went and spoke to DeRoma at his house. DeRoma said it's "just basically free speech" and that it's been blown out of proportion.
Here's a list of statements people connected to DeRoma have put out since Tuesday's revelation.
Clubhouse Jager (obtained by CityPages)
Said in part the bar doesn't "tolerate or endorse ... any kind of discrimination against anyone."
Ton Up MPLS (which hosted an annual event at Clubhouse Jager)
Jake Rudh (host of Transmission)
Cultura Love (which has hosted SOUND UP! nights at Clubhouse Jager)
Buffalo Exchange (via CityPages)
The thrift store said in part while it rents a space in a DeRoma-owned building, it's "not aligned with him or his views and he has no role" in the company.