YouTube star Adam Saleh was allegedly kicked off a Delta flight because he was speaking Arabic and some passengers became uncomfortable. Though some people are asking if this was a prank.
Needless to say, Delta is now trending on social media sites like Twitter, and the backlash is fierce.
— Adam Saleh (@omgAdamSaleh) December 21, 2016
Saleh was on a flight from London to New York City where he lives. Delta has since issued a statement saying that “two customers” were removed from a flight and later rebooked after “a disturbance in the cabin resulted in more than 20 customers expressing their discomfort.”
“We’re conducting a full review to understand what transpired,” the statement read. “We are taking allegations of discrimination very seriously; our culture requires treating others with respect.”
Reaction on Twitter:
— FajrUp (@FajrUpie) December 21, 2016
that's actually wild how racist delta airlines are because we stopped flying with them for the same reason. Southwest hoe.
— m na$ty (@murdermivexa) December 21, 2016
Delta airlines taking a huge L right now #boycottdelta
— DARE GATSBY -Lead ☄️ (@DareGatsby) December 21, 2016
good morning to everyone except delta airlines.
— alina (@glossyfilm) December 21, 2016
Some are asking if this was a sick prank:
It appears this Delta Airlines incident may be the result of another sick prank by the Muslim YouTuber. Look at his track record: pic.twitter.com/r78AleNPty
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) December 21, 2016