A landlord has been accused of racism after he refused to rent a room to a Gambian student. Landlord Elina Vimbsone is accused of saying the room was ‘only for Europeans’ because African cooking ‘makes the house smell’.
Ebrima Mboob messaged Elina Vimbsone on Facebook to arrange to view the double room in central London.
Ms Vimbsone initially set up a time for a viewing, but then wrote, ‘Oh, just seen your profile, it’s for European people only. Sorry mate…’
Ebrima Mboob responded saying, ‘That’s the worst thing I ever heard’.
Ms Vimbsone added, ‘We are not racist… we have friends from Nigeria and all the house smells when they cook.’
Mr Mboob concluded the conversation by calling the landlord ‘racist’ and asking her not to message him again.