Business Insider reports on the removal of offensive ads against public libraries at San Francisco busstops.
Some of the ads offended San Francisco residents. One letter to the public library system said it should be spending Airbnb’s tax money on staying open later.
“Had you donated that $8 million you spent fighting Proposition F directly to the public libraries you love so much, that could have made a bigger difference. Oh well. Hindsight is 20/20!” said San Francisco State University professor Martha Kenney in her Facebook post.
Another ad, posted on a city bus stop, suggested that the city should be feeding expired parking meters. (We’re not sure why.)
Airbnb confirmed to Business Insider that it was taking down the ads after they were posted this morning, and that the campaign was not run using the $8 million it had given to political groups to fight proposed legislation.