AIR B&B OUTRAGE: A small B.C. family business has been blacklisted by the “Air B&B” internet website, apparently because they offer a clothing-optional pool. They have operated on the site for six years, and are a five star superhost with over 400 five star reviews, but their whole profile and all their listings have disappeared from the website.
Airbnb says they will not tolerate “Content that endorses or promotes illegal or harmful activity, or that is sexually explicit, violent, graphic, threatening, or harassing”.
They would really appreciate it if NIFTY members would send letters / email / twitter / messaging / texting responses to airbnb, and/or personally write private emails or letters to Joe Gebbia: Co-founder of Airbnb.
Something along the lines of:
“It has come to my attention that conservative airbnb ambassadors are removing host listings who have advertised themselves as clothing optional, and listings containing photos of non-sexualized nude bodies with no nipples or genitals (as would be approved on Instagram or Facebook). As forward thinking urbanites, you likely have no need to censor basic bodies, nor do you want to promote archaic anti-body phobia on airbnb. Perhaps it is time to update your policy around body images to be more in line with other social media leaders and step into 2022. It is time to move forward, and with your new airbnb search categories, a clothing optional heading would definitely lead the way for real life experiences, while allowing those who are more conservative to steer clear. As you may be aware, clothing optional is among today’s fastest-growing leisure/travel markets.”
Something along those lines would be very helpful in guiding airbnb towards more inclusive policy. Thank-you for your engagement, care and attention.
Email to email@example.com
subject: ATTN: Joe Gebbia: Co-founder Airbnb & Head of Samara
AIRBNBCorporate head office, Headquarters
Phone Number: 1 (855) 424-7262
Address: 888 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Twitter ID: @jgebbia