I got this blast email from the founders of Airbnb.
The US Supreme Court decided to uphold the travel ban. We are profoundly disappointed by the Court’s decision. The travel ban is a policy that goes against our mission and values — to restrict travel based on a person’s nationality or religion is wrong.
And while this news is a setback, we will continue the fight with organizations that are helping those impacted. Airbnb will be matching donations to the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) up to a total of $150,000 through September 30, 2018 to support their work advocating for systemic change and legal pathways for those affected by the travel ban. If you’d like to join us, you can donate here.
We believe that travel is a transformative and powerful experience and that building bridges between cultures and communities creates a more innovative, collaborative and inspired world. At Airbnb, we are so grateful to our community who will continue to open doors around the world so that together, we can travel forward.
Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia and Nathan Blecharczyk
So, I unsubscribed to their email, deleted the app and will use Homeaway instead. Looks like, I’m not the only one because their Facebook page has many negative comments. Why do businesses do this? It is frustrating that so many businesses are run by morons who can’t do a simple google search. They don’t do any research to find out that the Supreme Court did NOT uphold a Muslim ban, North Korea and Venezuela are not exactly hotbeds for Jihadism, and the reason for the ban is to protect American citizens from terrorism. WTF. Do these CEO’s really just read an article in the New York Times or watch Morning Joe and just say “Oh let’s just go with what these guys are saying and put out a statement that will piss off half of our customers and show what stupid lemmings we are”. Seriously, it’s amazing so many companies do this.