Everyone’s streaming from home these days. You put on a decent-looking shirt, take the laundry out of sight, and rely on your kids to not ruin it all. But it doesn’t end there. There’s one sharp-tongued critic who zooms in on your backdrop. And trust me, there’s a lot going on there.

Claude Taylor started the Twitter page “Room Rater,” which does exactly what it says. The 57-year-old shares the screengrabs from video calls and grades them from 0 to 10. Politicians and celebrities are particularly susceptible to the hard-to-please room arbiter. From Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden to Michael Jordan and Celine Dion, Claude is not letting them off easy. With almost 100K followers since its launch on April 11, the page is destined to become a hit where the tiniest detail can make it or break it in the room game.

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Grapeling
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2 months ago

If it's photoshopped it's still 10/10. (I know it isn't, this is a jooooke)

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Tovah Roche
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2 months ago

Best Saturday Night Live sketch in years. Thanks to Brad Pitt for fulfilling Dr. Fucci's wish. He truly deserved it.

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Grapeling
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2 months ago

Gotta love a man who loves books

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The man behind the account, Claude Taylor, is a “veteran of presidential campaigns who served as a White House staffer for Bill Clinton.” He also runs the controversial Twitter account TrueFactsStated and is a founder of the Mad Dog Pac campaign, which “engages in high-impact and non-violent activities to fight fascism and defeat Donald Trump.”

Claude, aka the Room Rater, shares rating duty with Jessie Bahrey, who tends to give higher scores. Taylor told Vanity Fair that “she’s Canadian, so we’ve made the kind of obvious point that she’s the nicer one.”But there’s a step-by-step guide for you to follow if you wanna score a solid 10. “

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tuzdayschild
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2 months ago

Kitchen, fair. Empty tequila bottle, more than fair.

Connie Martin
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2 months ago

Hmmm...how do you recognize that as specifically a tequila bottle when the label isn't visible?

Chewie Baron
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2 months ago

That's Patron Tequila. Everyone knows the bottle it comes in.

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LOttawa
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2 months ago

That rating seams fair to me: Kitchen 10/10 - empty tequila bottle 0/10 = 5/10 LOL :)

Mewton’s Third Paw
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2 months ago

That kitchen is way more than a 5/10

Dutch VanZandt
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2 months ago

Again, slight turn of angle and 'Hey, presto!', no evidence of the tequila bottle.

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Dutch VanZandt
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2 months ago

Kitty cat effect....10/10. Rest is blah.

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Bill
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2 months ago

Why do taxpayers the world over pay for every assigned diplomat to get their portrait done? Use a printed picture it's cheaper

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Bored Panda contacted Claude Taylor and Jessie Bahrey to find out more about the Room Rater Twitter. Claude told us that “we all love the unexpected view into pundits' and celebs' homes.” So he and Jessie started tweeting their ratings of what they saw of their home broadcast space.

But scoring a top-notch score is easier said than done. “It’s hard to get and requires perfect visual representation,” explained Claude. 10 points is given only when “there’s nothing to change.”

Meanwhile, presidential historian Michael Benchloss has won Claude’s and Jessie’s hearts and “it's their favorite room so far.” The worst setups are the so-called “hostage videos” that are shot against a blank wall.A common item found in most of the background setups is a bookshelf. Claude is certain that shelves “can be overdone/done wrong, but when used effectively, are successful.”

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Dutch VanZandt
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2 months ago

A room I'd like to sit and work in... yellow keeps one awake.

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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2 months ago

I don't like white walls. Reminds me of my first apartment I couldn't paint.

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JessG
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2 months ago

Looks like the lickable wallpaper from Willy Wonka's factory. I think I see a Snozberry!

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Kevin Donegan
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2 months ago

He's been a better interviewee/interviewer since leaving the obese pathological lying vindictive narcissistic imbecile with the emotional maturity of a toddler (AKA tRump).

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Walter Smith
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2 months ago

So, THIS is Elmo's world...

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ChickyChicky
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2 months ago

Yay books!

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Kathy Baylis
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2 months ago (edited)

My husband would go totally apeshit over that model boat. Wouldn’t even know the rest of the room existed.

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Kristof De Smet
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2 months ago

Hey, at least he has a house where people are actually living!

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Carol Emory
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2 months ago

Julie Andrews could be sitting in front of a dumpster and she'd still rate an 8/10 at least!

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Eepe
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2 months ago

Yeah, cause totally have a print instead of a TV, right?

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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2 months ago

I like the wall color.

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Carol Emory
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2 months ago

I'd actually rate this higher.

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Dutch VanZandt
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2 months ago

He's opted for the clever corner shot... hence the singular bookcase and no wall hangings.

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Kristof De Smet
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2 months ago

Maybe add Kate?

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Dutch VanZandt
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2 months ago

Tidy and devoid of too many ornaments... win!

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Dutch VanZandt
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2 months ago

Like backdrop... blinded by large gold watch.

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Carol Emory
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2 months ago

He looks like he's in a hotel room.

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Keley Babs
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2 months ago

It's a wooden "8" I think

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Kristof De Smet
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2 months ago

That plant can't possibly be in that spot or you can't open the cabinet

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Dutch VanZandt
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2 months ago

Pasty and washed-out... the wall and the man. I expected a better lair, filled with cool gadgets from Mr Zuckerberg.

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Kevin Donegan
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2 months ago

You go Governor Gretchen Whitmer!!

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Doctor who?!
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2 months ago

This is perfect for photoshoppers

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JessG
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2 months ago

Can't stand this woman

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Lily Mae Kitty
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2 months ago

I hate everything about this.

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