“With mutual respect for the work & objectives of our particular person organizations, we collectively agreed that the Museum just isn’t the optimum location for the Brazilian-Am Chamber of Commerce gala dinner,” the museum tweeted Monday. “This conventional occasion will go ahead at one other location on the unique date & time.”
The transfer comes after it was reported that rich donors and influential lecturers had been placing stress on the museum to cancel, as a result of Bolsonaro plans to open the Amazon rainforest to mining.
Mayor de Blasio urged the museum to not host Bolsonaro, who’s additionally made controversial remarks in regards to the Holocaust.
The museum initially stated it didn’t know Bolsonaro was being fêted when the occasion was booked.