Airbnb suspends Texas host who messaged same-sex couple

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Airbnb says it is investigating one of its hosts following a message allegedly sent to a same-sex couple. The host is suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.

Curtis Kimberlin Jr. and his partner Jonathan were looking to book a room at dallas, Texas. They were disappointed when one of their choices responded negatively to their request.

Kimberlin took to Twitter to post about the experience. He reprinted a screenshot of the exchange between his partner and the host.

Jonathan excitedly told the host, “My partner and I are going to be in town for a wedding this weekend and we’re really excited. It’s going to be my first time in Texas and my partner is from Dallas, so he told me. will visit the premises.

He then detailed their travel plans.

The host’s response was blunt, “So I’m going to host two men who sleep together…right?”

Kimberlin’s tweet has been retweeted nearly a thousand times. A user asked if he could cancel the reservation and Kimberlin responded“Luckily he turned us down before we could cancel but it still doesn’t feel right.”

Airbnb has taken action.

“Discrimination based on sexual orientation has no place on Airbnb, and we take reports of violations of our non-discrimination policy very seriously,” a spokesperson said. Black Journey.

“We have suspended this listing and this host from the platform while we investigate further, and have reached out to our affected guests to offer our support,” he added.

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Others provide couple support

Hotel brand Hilton also responded to Kimberlin’s tweet, which offered to help the couple.

Over the past few years, Airbnb has launched an aggressive policy non-discrimination policyand all users must agree to comply with them before using the platform.

However, a few bad apples are still clearly slipping through the net. On Twitter, others shared similar stories.

Other Airbnbs hosts showed up to offer their accommodations, while some users suggested the couple check out Misterb&b (a specifically LGBTQ-friendly hosting platform) instead.

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