Racism took a whole new meaning after a teen received a denial for her Airbnb booking for being ‘black.
The rather terrifying racist incident took place in Melbourne recently, sending shockwaves across the country. Local news agencies reported how the host informed Sadia Mohamed that they wouldn’t be able to book her a slot. And as far as the reason was concerned, they blatantly claimed how she was a Black.
Meanwhile, the infuriating incident sent the teen into an absolute state of dilemma. And that’s when she decided to seek legal action regarding the matter. Sadia also expressed how she wouldn’t be returning to the application, anytime soon. And that’s because their behavior was simply appalling.
Reports confirmed how Sadia planned on embarking on a trip with her sister. But little did she know about the horrors that lay in store for her. With her 19th birthday coming up, the teen opted to celebrate in sheer style. Hence, the rude awakening not only spoiled her mood but her plans too.
With Melbourne’s 111-day lockdown lifted, citizens are now looking for great options for leisure. And Sadia was a part of the bunch.
She explained how she even paid half of the Airbnb amount, as the regulations. And after nearly two days, the host responded in a rather deleterious manner. The exact words comprised of, ‘If you are black, then please forgive us. We simply can’t accept you.’
Needless to say, the Australian teen was truly taken aback regarding the horrifying racism involved. The message made the teen feel confused and enraged at the same time. What could skin color have to do with an Airbnb stay in the first place?
Sadia refused to back down without a fight. She boldly responded to the host with, ‘I don’t appreciate that at all. I will surely report you. This is pure racism,’ she exclaimed. Moreover, she even took screenshots of the conversations with the host, putting them on Twitter.
The entire incident went viral in seconds, with plenty of internet users offering the teen places to stay. While the bitterness of the racist attack has Sadia enraged, she’s grateful to social media for understanding her stance and showing support.