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I’m in SF (shelter in place) as of yesterday 17th.
Has any Asian hosts that show their profile photo get random cancellations?
I decided to test it- I replaced my avatar with a photo of the main hero photo (dining room). I also removed that I speak Korean.
I received a same day booking & they arrived at 7:30pm & quietly left at 11:30 - never responded to my text.
Maybe I’m paranoid but it made me feel really sad.
I absolutely believe that you will be discriminated against if you are Asian, Asian name or Asian looking. I would replace my avatar with a logo or similar like half the hosts already do. The discrimination against Asians is already well documented so there is no question about it.
As far as not responding to your text—that’s meaningless. Lots of people don’t respond to my messages. Any cancellations are probably more directly related to the lockdown, not your avatar.
Yeah thanks for you honestly & now I don’t feel so alone.
It’s hard enough not being able to leave my home - as were In full shelter in place mode.
Trying to stay positive & workout at home eat healthy etc.