In Case You Missed It: #DeleteUber trends, Airbnb offers free stays and Steve Harvey returns to Miss Universe
Weekends are great for unwinding, and maybe even unplugging for a little while. Here's what's trending that you might have missed if you weren’t on social media over the weekend.
Uber is facing backlash after drivers tried to do business at JFK Airport Saturday during a taxi strike against President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from majority Muslim countries. #DeleteUber became a trending topic worldwide on Sunday as customers deleted the ride-sharing app and posted evidence of doing so on social media.
Airbnb offers free stays to refugees
Airbnb responded to Trump's order to close America's borders to the citizens of some Muslim-majority countries by offering free housing to detainees and travelers affected by the ban. The company's co-founder and U.S. CEO Brian Chesky announced the move on Twitter Saturday evening, writing "No allowing countries or refugees into America is not right, and we must stand with those who are affected."
Airbnb is providing free housing to refugees and anyone not allowed in the US. Stayed tuned for more, contact me if urgent need for housing— Brian Chesky (@bchesky) January 29, 2017
Miss Colombia hugs Steve Harvey
A year after Steve Harvey’s epic gaffe at the Miss Universe pageant, things went a little more smoothly as Miss France, a 23-year-old dental student named Iris Mittenaere, was crowned the new Miss Universe on Sunday. Harvey maintained a sense of humor about last year’s mistake, when he incorrectly announced Miss Colombia as the winner. When he announced this year’s Miss Colombia as a finalist, Harvey nervously said “Oh, God” as she approached, but the beauty queen told him, “Don’t worry,” and embraced him in a hug.