Picture you're a multi-billion dollar organization currently being threatened with anything shut to a complete ban in one of your greatest markets. You plead: Do not do it. It'll harm middle-class individuals who depend on our providers. Then you stain your everyman picture — by offering one particular of the world's richest and most well known celebrity couples a large present. That is the epically tone-deaf move just created by Airbnb, which assists ordinary New Yorkers rent out their apartments brief-term. Courtesy of the firm, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, combined net really worth reportedly upwards of $300 million, are occupying jaw-droppingly fancy digs — a $24.5 million, seven,000-square-foot Tribeca townhouse — until finally late October, entirely free. What is Airbnb thinking? Renting out most apartments for much less than 30 days is technically illegal in New York — and a bill passed by the state Legislature, awaiting signature from Gov. Cuomo, would punish individuals who record this kind of properties with big penalties. The firm solutions that for a great number of middle-class households, the services delivers “an economic lifeline, making it attainable to spend the payments and make ends meet.” They happen to be appropriate. Offered that the vast bulk of people who use Airbnb are Joe and Jane Schmoes who aren't hurting any individual, it's a poor bill that throws out a baby — lots of standard New Yorkers — with bathwater — individuals who profit by operating full-fledged illegal hotels. But right now, thanks to a dunderheaded corporate determination to lavish gifts on Kimye, it's Airbnb that is all moist.