When Louise Taylor complained about the state of Blue Sky Hostel in Glasgow, she didn’t expect the conversation to go viral. But after some angry responses from the owner and 700 comments later, it became a minor internet sensation.
This is the Blue Sky Hostel in Glasgow. It's popular with backpackers and people on boozy weekends and only caters for people aged 18 to 35. Last night it blew up on social media.
Why? Because of this review by Louise Taylor, a support worker and charity volunteer from Preston, who was up in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games and spent £100 for two nights at Blue Sky.
Louise didn't have the best time there, and let the business owners know by tagging their Facebook page in her comment. Then, what can only be described as an internet shitstorm took place.
Todd Pedersen, the owner of the hostel, was quick to respond, sparking the first exchange between the pair.
Unprovoked, Pedersen referred to the people in Taylor's room as "you retards", one of several insulting phrases from him during the evening, then clarifying that "yes I called you a retard" a few comments later.
Nevertheless, onlookers could not get enough of the real life soap opera.
And they had no time for Pedersen's aggressive response to Taylor's complaint.