A location on Airbnb listed as a former slave quarters has been removed from the platform…this after the internet criticized the owners for using the space for profit.
An Airbnb spokesperson told TMZ … they’ve removed the Mississippi listing from their platform, adding that “properties that once housed slaves have no place on Airbnb.”
For those unaware, a TikTok recently went viral after a user stumbled across the ‘bed and breakfast’ with a description that read: ‘This particular structure…is an 1830s slave shack’.
The small building also served as a “tenant sharecroppers’ hut” and “medical office for local farmers and their families,” according to the listing.
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Comments went wild over the discovery – many people found it in bad taste, with one saying “How do you sleep over there and not feel the pain in that room?”
Airbnb’s spokesperson told us they are removing listings known to have included former slave quarters on-site in the United States, and will work with experts to develop new policies for properties associated with the ‘slavery.
The company also apologizes for “any trauma or grief created by the presence of this listing, and others like it, and that we did not act sooner to address this issue.”