Airbnb apologizes for tone-deaf teepee ad after backlash from Native American activists


Airbnb is in hot water over its clumsy treatment of Native American culture.

The housing rental service hastily scrubbed an ad from its social media profiles on Tuesday after Native American scholars and activists slammed it for racial insensitivity.

The post featured a listing for an “off-the-grid” teepee, where visitors are promised a “true Sioux style” experience.  

So @Airbnb wants you to “go off the grid…in true Sioux style” this

— Dr. Adrienne Keene (@NativeApprops) May 29, 2017

Never mind that the Joshua Tree, California dwelling is thousands of miles away from the historic territory of the Great Plains-based Sioux.  Read more…

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