Airbnb host cancels Asian woman’s reservation at the last minute, telling her: ‘It’s why we have Trump’

Airbnb has banned a woman in California for listing her home on their site after she cancelled an Asian student’s booking, telling her: “This is why we have Trump.”

In the video, accompanied by text messages showing their conversation, she explains that she asked why their booking had been cancelled.

“And she said: ‘One word says it all: Asian. It’s why we have Trump.’ ”

Miss Suh, choking back tears, said she told the host that she would report her to Airbnb.

“We can’t have foreigners telling us what to do,” the host responded, according to Miss Suh.

Miss Suh, who emigrated from South Korea when she was three, said it shows the depth of racism in the US.

Writing on Facebook after the February incident, she pointed out it was far worse for people with darker skin or Muslims.

  • BillyHW

    Sure I believe this.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    My “spidey senses” tell me this is another hoax.
    Nobody hates Asian tenants.
    They generally have a good reputation for paying on-time and they typically don’t destroy the place.
    No, I say this is another made-up story, if only because of the Trump reference.

    • Although the events took place in February, it is making the news only now. Don’t know why.

      Note that Washington Post and all of the MSM outlets are reporting this story as fact.

      Dyne Suh, a 25-year-old law student in Riverside, claims that the following happened:

      1. She and her fiance booked a short vacation over Presidents’ Day weekend in Big Bear Lake, a popular ski getaway about 2 hours E of LA.

      2. At some point, apparently a few days before the weekend, she asked the hosts if they could add 2 guests and 2 dogs for an additional fee, and they agreed to it.

      3. She phoned the hosts minutes before arrival to inquire regarding payment details, and the hosts suddenly changed their minds, calling her “Asian” and mentioning Trump.

      4. Suh reported the hosts to Airbnb, who then banned them.

      I am somewhat skeptical about this story, for the following reasons:

      1. Suh claims on her FB that when she learned of the cancellation and stopped to park: “By the grace of God we parked 3 mins away from the airbnb when the host cancelled and there was a news crew KTLA 5 parked next to us. They interviewed me just now.”

      2. Suh majored in Critical Race Studies — described as a major aimed at “naming one’s own reality” by “using narrative to illuminate and explore experiences of racial oppression.”

      3. Suh’s demeanor doesn’t seem entirely genuine to me.

      4. I have a hard time believing that people are dumb enough to be racist on a text chat when they know it can easily be used as evidence against them.

      5. Where are the screenshots of the text chat in which the host agreed to the extra guests?

      6. Someone agreed to host Asian guests, and 3 minutes before the stay they discover that they’re racist?

      7. The reference to Trump seems fishy to me.

      8. Read her fb page. She is rabidly leftist, constantly decrying racism and white privilege. Example: a post in which she lauds people who broke the law during WWII to resist the Nazis.

      I report. You decide.

    • bargogx1

      The Muslim reference is another red flag.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    It seems our victim is part of the “Critical Race Studies Program at the UCLA School of Law”.
    Oh yeah, totally NOT a liar.

  • They wanted to fit 3 adults and 2 dogs in a room for one. Of course the host told them to go away!!

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      That’s what a REAL Nazi would say!
      Totally unrelated: I want to form a Hispanic boy-band called the “Literally Hitlers”. I bet they would own the airwaves of South America.

      • Well, the lady was oriental, not asian.
        And no way she had 2 dogs with her, unless it was her dinner.

        So there are a lot of things wrong with the story.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          Well ‘effing played, you ‘effing racist!

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  • seaoh

    Okay I to am gonna call it, as Drunk_by _ noon says if only because of the Trump reference

  • andycanuck

    Is the owner a black guy who left a note threatening a Moslem-owned business by any chance?

  • Exile1981

    Seems fishy to me.

  • This sounds like a hoax to me.

  • LairdKintyre

    I call bullshit on this one.