Joe Germanotta, the father of Lady Gaga, made a determination in the midst of the growth of the cases of coronavirus: as others in your area, decided to close the doors of “Joanne Trattoria”the restaurant which is owner and which is located in New York.
Yes: measurement, logic, then it was very criticized in the social networks. The reason: in addition to announcing its closure, Germanotta used his Twitter account to ask people to 50,000 dollars to be able to continue paying wages to its 30 employees.
“I’m doing the best I can, but we had to close Joanne for a month. Our employees need some form of financial aid. Any help for them would be welcome,” wrote the father of the singer in the network of the bird. There, also, Germanotta attached a link to a page of the platform GoFundMespecially created to reach the $ 50,000.
The singer, according to a report in the New York Post, won in 2019, more than 40 million dollars. The middle of NYC mark that she didn’t know what he had done to his father and was ashamed.
Joe Germanotta, the father of Lady Gaga, asked for financial aid for your restaurant on Twitter and then deleted the posting.
“We ask our community of neighbors, friends, family and fans of Joanne Trattoria: if we have enjoyed in the past, has had a friendly meeting with someone from our amazing staff, service, or even if you expect to enjoy from us in the futurewe would be very grateful if you would consider donating to our staff to help them in this difficult time“he added, at the same time that it announced on Instagram that will reopen “as soon as you allow it.”
Remember: Germanotta had already been involved in a great controversy in the past, when it had been refused to pay the rent the other restaurant that you have in New York city (Grand Central Art Bird and Whiskey Bar) alleging that the indigent the Big Apple affected their business.
Rain of criticism
What is certain is that the initiative Germanotta didn’t last too long: shortly after decided to cancel it (and delete that tweet), having raised just 541 dollars and have received thousands of criticism for asking for that amount of money being the father of a artist-millionaire.
Lady Gaga with her father Joe Germanotta in the MTV Video Music Awards 2013. (Photo: Reuters)
According To Forbes, Lady Gaga (whose real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) raised $ 40 million along 2019. And more: his fortune estimated at around For $ 275 million.
“Lady Gaga worth millions of dollars and is part owner of the restaurant of your family. However your rich father went to Twitter and asked the public for financial help to the employees that they had left to pay them”, noted the blogger american Perez Hilton.
In the meantime, the artist made no statement about it, but in the last few weeks had given their help against the coronavirus: Haus Labs, your line of beauty, donated 20% of their sales to feeders in Los Angeles and New York.