Conservative activist Lauren Southern joined the Fox News program Tucker Carlson Tonight on Wednesday to discuss the banning of her parents from AirBnB allegedly because of their blood relation to Southern.
“There has definitely been a Pandora’s box opened in the culture war,” Southern told Carlson. “I think progressives have realized with the laws we have In place defending civil liberties, they can’t bring a social credit system in yet, so they found a way to circumvent it through the corporate class.”
Southern added that she believes the liberal corporate class “can just impose a social credit system on this using Big Tech.”
“What was funny is when they reversed the decision, they claimed in an email to my parents that they had reviewed their appeal,” Southern added. “My parents never appealed the decision so they are attempting to create this to get this phony narrative that it was all a mistake.”
“How do you mistakenly track down an activist’s family, mistakenly send them a specific email saying it was because of their relation to me?” Southern queried. “It makes no sense. They are trying to cover up something nefarious here.”
Southern concluded, “And the only reason they’re not continuing to do this to me is because I have a platform, and they are testing the waters. If they got away with it this time they would’ve kept going, but they miscalculated how woke their market is.”
In a post on Twitter, Southern, a documentary film-maker, revealed that AirBnB had banned her parents, who were “planning a romantic getaway” using their platform. “They have never booked anything for me. They do not represent me in any way,” Southern said. “They aren’t publicly political in any way. How is this sane in any way?”
Southern herself was banned from the platform in August of 2019, for her “public affiliation with certain groups,” which they did not specify. Due to her ban, Southern’s parents were then banned for being “closely associated with a person who isn’t allowed to use Airbnb.”
This news and commentary by Gabriel Keane originally appeared on Valiant News.