‘BOOB WORK’: Landlord wanted breast pictures from tenant in exchange for rent reduction
What one landlord considered the breast idea disgusted a potential tenant for his England property.
Georgia Linehan, of Canterbury, shared on Twitter a text exchange between her and the landlord of a home she was interested in while perusing online classifieds site Gumtree.
In the conversation screenshot taken from instant messaging app WhatsApp, Linehan was hashing out a rental agreement for the home in Whitstable with the landlord.
After sending pictures of the rental to Linehan, the landlord stated the rent was 695 pounds (C$1,188).
The landlord then suggested he could reduce the rental price by 200 pounds (C$342) in exchange for pictures of Linehan’s breasts.
“There is a option to reduce rent if you wanted to,” the landlord stated.
“Oh really how?” Linehan replied.
“I own a modelling company a few of my tenants work for me doing boob work so basically. Breast pics for 2 pics the rent gets reduce by £200,” the landlord offered.
Linehan didn’t reply to the landlord’s proposal.
“That’s the last time I try and find a house on Gumtree,” she tweeted alongside the screenshot of the conversation.
In follow-up tweets, Linehan said incidents like this emphasized “how much I hate men” and that it’s “a very clear indication of how dangerous some people can be on the Internet.”
All jokes aside I think this is a very clear indication of how dangerous some people can be on the internet… especially to young, vulnerable women. And it also shows how hard it is for a woman to even find a place to live without being sexualised and exploited. Be safe girls xx— Georgia (@georgialinehan) February 18, 2020
“And it also shows how hard it is for a woman to even find a place to live without being sexualized and exploited. Be safe girls,” she wrote.
Some who commented on Linehan’s tweet empathized with her.
“Christ I hate men too after seeing that,” one replied.
“What the actual f— is wrong with people?” another retorted.
“How disgusting,” another chimed in.