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Parents of conservative activist, filmmaker Lauren Southern cancelled by Airbnb...

•, by: JD Heyes

The parents of conservative Canadian activist and filmmaker Lauren Southern have gotten some bad news from the vacation location booking platform Airbnb: They can't be on it because they are "closely associated" with their daughter, who has been banned from the platform altogether.

As reported by The Post Millennial, Southern posted the news to her Twitter along with the notice from Airbnb.

"My parents just got banned from Airbnb for being related to me," Southern, 27, wrote. "They have never booked anything for me. They do not represent me in any way. They aren't publicly political in any way. How is this sane in any way @Airbnb."

"Hi," the notice from Airbnb noted. "We have an update to share. We're removed you from the Airbnb platform because your account is closely associated with a person who isn't allowed to use Airbnb. This means you'll no longer be able to book reservations on Airbnb. For the safety of our community, we may remove accounts that are closely associated with people who aren't allowed to use Airbnb."

"My parents are not involved in the political world," Southern told The Post Millennial. "They were planning a romantic getaway at a small cabin through Airbnb and were shocked to hear their relation with me resulted in their booking and accounts being shut down."

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