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Airbnb removes ‘slave cabin’ from site, apologizes


Airbnb has removed a listing in Greenville, Miss. after outrage over its advertisement as an “1830s slave cabin,” reports the Huffington Post.

A New Orleans civil rights attorney, Wynton Yates, initially spotted the listing and called out the company in a viral TikTok video that has garnered more than 2 million views.

According to screenshots of the since deleted listing, the cabin, known as Panther Burn Cabin, sits next to a mansion with nine bedrooms and eight bathrooms.

The 9,000 foot mansion, built in 1857, was advertised as “the last remaining antebellum mansion standing” in the area, according to the listing. The listing also referenced the history of the smaller cottage next to it.

“This particular structure, the Panther Burn Cabin, is an 1830s slave cabin from the Panther Burn Plantation to the south of Belmount,” the since deleted listing said.

In the video posted July 29, Yates condemned Airbnb, saying, “How is this ok in somebody’s mind to rent this out? A place where human beings were kept as slaves, rent this out as a bed and breakfast?”

Airnb took down the listing shortly after and issued an apology.