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The room, advertised for £25 a night, remained listed on the site up until Monday with the comment about Asians already removed. It did not take long until Airbnb banned the host and removed the listing after news of the discriminatory listing emerged.
“They have given importance to their revenue stream over discrimination as possibly the process to implement is not cost effective and thus they rely on the users to see and report.”
In a statement, an Airbnb representative described discriminatory incidents as “extremely rare”, noting that the company would punish anyone discriminating against guests. “We have zero tolerance for discrimination and have permanently removed this host from Airbnb,” the statement read.
For his part, the racist Airbnb host who works as a taxi driver, had only this to say about his actions: “Yes aware of a complaint, nothing really to discuss, apart from having bad experiences in the past. No further comments to make!”