Over the holidays, the Buttigieg family posted multiple photos of their twins. First, for Christmas Pete and Chasten Buttigieg posted photos of themselves with Joseph August and Penelope Rose by the Christmas tree. They were spending the holiday with Chasten's family in Traverse City Michigan. For New Year's Day, the couple posted another image.
"2021 brought with it many challenges, but it also gave us a lot to be grateful for," Chasten wrote to Instagram with an image of him and Pete, both masked, at the White House with the twins. "Happy New Year, friends. Here's to a peaceful and joyful 2022."
While many posted hearts and congratulations in the comments, Chasten brought attention to one commenter.
"Someone gave these [censored] kids???" one comment by Andre Kravchenko said according to a screenshot Chasten posted onto his Instagram Stories. Chasten censored Kravchenko's words. "Holy [censored.]"
"In the year 2022, you'd think these people would be wise enough to post their homophobia from an alt account, not one easily connected to their job," he wrote as a caption. "Rather embarrassing for @AmericanHomes4Rent, a company that claims to be an equal housing provider and one that's 'building a culture of inclusion and belonging.'
"I worry for your tenants."
Following his post, the comment section of American Homes 4 Rent's last few Instagram posts have been flooded with commenters calling out Kravchenko's posts. Kravchenko's account is currently unavailable.
Buttigieg followed up the post with another, now featuring a screenshot from a comment left by Skyline Properties in Seattle, Washington. Kravchenko is listed as a broker for Skyline online.
"To all who are posting," they wrote. "Skyline could not possibly know what 1,200 of our independent contractors could be doing at any given moment. There is no way on gods [sic] green earth that you, me air [sic] anyone else could know in advance what someone might think or post. Now that I am aware of the post I will have a conversation with the broker. Thank our [sic] for letting me know. Scott Hotes. Skyline."
Hotes is listed online as a vice president at Skyline.
"This defensive response tells us exactly how that 'conversation' is going to go," Buttigeg wrote in response on his stories.