‘You ever been in a trap before?’: TikTokers refer to their Airbnb house as a ‘trap house,’ sparking outrage – The Daily Dot

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Braden Bjella
Internet Culture
Published Mar 13, 2022   Updated Mar 13, 2022, 10:22 am CDT
A TikToker has come under fire recently for posting a video claiming the Dallas Airbnb she stayed in was a “trap house,” or a residency known to sell illegal drugs. The video, which was posted by Jazlyn Soler (user @jazmarisol1), shows a sparsely decorated Airbnb that Jazlyn claims she rented for $20.
This was a horrific experience #fyp #foryoupage #TurboTaxAlphorn #SchickAsks #dallastx #dallas
“When you book an Airbnb for $20 in Dallas but you end up in a Traphouse so you immediately leave and book a hotel,” she writes in the video, which has received more than 90,000 views. In the caption, she adds “This was a horrific experience.”
TikTokers were quick to ridicule Jazlyn for referring to what appeared to be a normal living space as a “trap house.”
“That’s definitely not a trap house,” wrote one user.
“You ever been in a trap before?” asked another. Many agreed with this idea, with one user saying, “The immediate realization that no one in this group has ever stepped foot in a trap house.”
Others criticized Jazlyn for expecting more from a $20 Airbnb.
“Bro what did you expect for 20$,” questioned a TikToker.
“There’s like 5 adults there and you got a $20 air bnb just to complain and get a hotel,” shared another. “Why are y’all like this?”
“For $20 you should’ve got an actual trap house,” added a further TikTok user. “Y’all got lucky.”
Jazlyn claims the Airbnb was located in the Bishop Arts District of Dallas, which some commenters claim is a genuinely dangerous area. However, others said that the area isn’t as bad as many make it out to be.
“I stayed in that area for $50 a night for 4 days place looked close to this. I came from south Texas, just reminded me of that,” said a user. “It’s not that bad.”
For her part, Jazlyn seems to have a good sense of humor about the situation.
“I’ll record the drug deal nxt time, srry bby Gwrls,” she writes in the comments, seeming to imply that she saw a drug deal take place near the building. But as a user pointed out in response, “That’s still not what a trap house looks like.”
As one user wrote in the comments, “That’s one nice trap house to me — nicest one I seen!”
Jazlyn did not immediately respond to Daily Dot’s request for comment via TikTok comment and Instagram DM. Airbnb did not immediately respond to Daily Dot’s request for comment via email.

Braden Bjella is a culture writer. His work can be found in Mixmag, Electronic Beats, Schön! magazine, and more.
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