On Tuesday morning, Airbnb released a weird new advertisement that consists solely of a baby walking toward a door and Angela Bassett reading what appear to be the nonsensical ramblings of your friend who just tried weed brownies for the first time:
According to an Airbnb spokesperson, the ad is part of a new marketing campaign that will "explore the kindness of man." Airbnb also tweeted out the script for the video, in a series of strange tweets that of course everyone started to retweet completely out of context:
After it set in that this was a real marketing strategy, the mockery began:
And Airbnb's social media manager was forced to deny that the entire company had done a bong rip:
The Airbnb ad is fairly reminiscent of Facebook's first commercial, which listed all of the ways that a chair is similar to Facebook.com. "Anyone can sit on a chair," the ad reminded us. Another inspired advertising effort out of Silicon Valley!
As of press time, it was unclear whether Airbnb had ever really thought about its hand.