Star instructors at SoulCycle allegedly made racist and homophobic comments on the job, had sex with clients, and fat shamed co-workers, according to a new investigative report.
But the popular spin studio chain allegedly brushed under the rug complaints about their top talent — who are referred to as “master instructors” — because they were considered moneymakers and core to the company’s cult following, sources told Business Insider.
“SoulCycle kind of turned the cheek on a lot of stuff as long as they were making money,” claimed Jennifer Brody, who was a studio manager at California’s Palo Alto location.
None of the instructors accused of wrongdoing responded to requests for comment, the outlet reported.
Brody, who is a black woman, recalled an encounter with one of the master instructors, Conor Kelly, in August 2014.
After taking his class, she changed and put a bandana on her head to which Kelly laughed and allegedly said, “Whoa, Aunt Jemima!”