Posted on May 26, 2023

Jamaican Owner of Vacation Rental Company Says No More Black American Guests

Spencer Jones, Travel Noire, May 25, 2023

The Jamaican owner of the Rustic Mountain Living rental company shocked social media by saying she wouldn’t allow any more short-term stays. The reason? She’s fed up with the alleged misbehavior of Black American guests.

In a TikTok video, “The Barefoot Mountain Lady,” said she doesn’t believe all Black Americans are ill-mannered, but most of the ones she hosted were entitled, unappreciative and generally disrespectful in her presence.

She said she only ever had two mannerly Black American guests.

The most eyebrow-raising statement was toward the end. The owner claimed Black Americans are spoiled and expect the same “free sh*t” in Jamaica they supposedly get at home.


Unsurprisingly, the woman’s announcement sparked a firestorm of criticism.

People accused her of perpetuating dangerous, offensive stereotypes about Black Americans.


On Twitter, one user said the owner was parroting white supremacist talking points about Black Americans. {snip}