Airbnb host turns down guest due to “aggressive, swear-riddled and disturbing” musical taste

A metal music fan became furious after an Airbnb host refused her request to stay at a property due to her musical tastes.

Kayleigh, who has not given her last name to media, was planning to stay in Bristol for a Death Blooms concert when she got the message from the owners saying they were ‘not comfortable with the nature of this music “.

After asking them for further explanation, the hosts said it was the “aggressive, swearing and disturbing” tone of the group’s words that was behind their decision.

It is not known how they learned of his intention to attend the concert.



The host said Death Blooms songs were “aggressive, riddled with profanity and disturbing”

Believing this treatment to be unfair, Kayleigh complained to the vacation rental platform, but was only told at first that they would “take a closer look” at the incident.

The American multinational then made a statement, telling hard rock magazine Metal Hammer: “We encourage hosts on Airbnb to make sure that all members of our community feel welcome and have been in touch with the guest and the host about it.

“To use Airbnb, all hosts and guests must agree to our strict no-discrimination policy, community engagement, and community standards.”



Airbnb hosts are not allowed to refuse travelers based on their
Airbnb hosts are not allowed to refuse travelers based on their “protected characteristics”, although there is some tolerance for personal preferences. Model on the picture

“We investigate and take action when we become aware of behavior that may violate our policies.

“Although hosts on Airbnb may decline a booking request based on factors that are not prohibited by law, including when a guest has not completed an identity check and does not have a review previous guests, we encourage hosts to do everything possible to make travelers feel welcome. “

Although Airbnb policies prohibit discrimination against travelers on the basis of certain characteristics protected by law such as race, gender, religion or sexuality, hosts are allowed to exercise discretion based on of their “personal preferences”.



Death Blooms now sells merchandise on tour with the colorful description of the host on the back
Death Blooms now sells merchandise on tour with the colorful description of the host on the back

Death Blooms, a nu-metal revival troupe from Liverpool, released an EP in March titled “F ** k Everything”, with song titles such as “Life Is Pain”, “Anger” and “Gore”.

The group, led by Paul Barrow, responded to the fury by putting the host’s colorful phrases on the back of t-shirts that are now sold on their current tour.

They also offered to host Kayleigh at a fancy hotel if fans bought enough tickets to sell their next date at the Bristol swap venue on September 21.

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