A racist #AirBNB host is caught on video calling a group of black men “Monkeys.”
The Airbnb host, who was identified as Kate, is captured on video during a confrontation with the four men staying in her home. It seems that Kate believes they were not honest about the amount of guests that would be staying believing a 5th person was brought.
“Which monkey is going to stay on the couch?”Kate
Meshach Cisero, 29, says he and friends reserved a third-floor room above another guest. The owner and her friend resided on the first floor.
*WATCH THIS AND SHARE PLEASE*— Brandon Pérez (@Bpereztalks) June 1, 2019
My friends were profiled, called monkeys nd kicked out of a NYC @Airbnb at 2am last night. The video captures the racial epithets, but not the fullness of her bigotry. I’m livid.
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POC and Video: @mcisero24 pic.twitter.com/ftuy9odg9x
This is unacceptable behavior that I had to endure last night. I was kicked out and called racial slurs by my Airbnb host. I am extremely livid. @airbnb needs to fix this! We deserve better! “Which one of the monkeys are going to sleep on the couch?” pic.twitter.com/tJV6Ll4EDh— M. Gatsby (@_MrMAC) June 1, 2019
Cisero says Kate’s boyfriend came upstairs and politely asked them to lower the volume of the music they were playing. Cisero said immediately turned off the music however, the boyfriend came upstairs a second time. “He said, ‘Can you guys be quieter?’” he recalls. “It felt awkward.”
Cisero then says Kate came upstairs and said, ‘My boyfriend came up here twice to tell you to quiet down. You are having a party with a fifth guest,’” says Cisero. “My brother said only four people were staying in the room, however, Kate did write on Airbnb that the apartment fit ‘four plus a couch.’
Cisero says Kate called them “monkey” and told them to go. “She said she didn’t feel safe because we were ‘criminals’ who might steal her stuff or damage her home,” he explains.
Cisero, says they spent hours searching for a last-minute hotel room, for which they were reimbursed by Airbnb. For their second night, he says, they reserved another Airbnb room, later canceled by the company for being an illegal advertisement. The group stayed in a hotel for their last night.
According to reports, Kate is banned for violating the nondiscrimination policy. “The language used in this video is unacceptable and has no place in the Airbnb community,” Breit reportedly said. “We are supporting Mr. Cisero and his friends in getting them a new place to stay through our Open Doors policy… We’re thankful to them for bringing this to our attention so we could take action.”