Tenants in Utah ordered to ‘friend’ their Salt Lake City apartment complex on Facebook

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That’s what some people are wondering after a Utah apartment complex threw tenants a knuckleball last week.

Residents at City Park Apartments received a notice on their doors requiring them to "friend" the complex on Facebook within five days of signing their leases.

City Park Apartments in Salt Lake City, Utah. (KSL)

"I don’t want to be forced to be someone’s friend and be threatened to break my lease because of that," tenant Jason Ring told the station. "It’s outrageous as far as I’m concerned."

The document also includes a release that permits the property to post pictures of tenants — as well as their visitors — on its Facebook page.

People are taking to Facebook to criticize the new policy. (City Park Apartments)

"Dropping in and giving you one star because you act like a bunch of Nazi’s with the FB policy you are forcing down residents throats," one user wrote on Facebook.

"I think management has their ‘magic underwear’ on too tight and it’s cutting off the circulation to their brains….jus sayin…" another user wrote.

A lawyer told KSL that he does not think the policy is legal because not everyone has access to social media.

Jason Ring plans to leave when his lease is up. (KSL)

"The biggest issue that I have with it is that it seems to be discriminatory against elderly individuals and disabled individuals who are unable to utilize an online presence such as Facebook," Zachary Myers told the station.

Myers said if a tenant already signed a lease, they should not be forced by law to sign the "Facebook addendum," KSL reported.

Ring said he has had enough. He is moving out of the complex when his lease is up.

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