United Airlines is currently experiencing some very severe turbulence in the form of backlash on social media. It all stems from a video of a seated passenger being forcefully removed from a plane after being randomly selected to give up his seat to accommodate crew members. The video went viral instantly and has already been viewed over 18 million times.
— Jayse D. Anspach (@JayseDavid) April 10, 2017
United CEO, Oscar Munoz of course had to say something now that his company is facing a PR nightmare, but after reading this statement he only added more fuel to the fire. Checkout his terrible statement below:
Notice no apology to the passenger that was dragged off the plane though. He even doubled down on his stance in a letter sent to employees that was obtained by multiple news sources.
“This situation was unfortunately compounded when one of the passengers we politely asked to deplane refused and it became necessary to contact Chicago Aviation Security Officers to help,” the letter says. “While I deeply regret this situation arose, I also emphatically stand behind all of you, and I want to commend you for continuing to go above and beyond to ensure we fly right.”
Unfortunately it was too late for United as they were the ones now getting forcefully dragged down people’s timelines. The hashtag #NewUnitedAirlinesMottos gained traction quickly and is trending worldwide and folks are GOING IN! Just peep some of these tweets:
Well deserved slander, even Jimmy Kimmel got in on the action and dropped this video on his late night television show.
We are sure Delta wished they offered some more money for those seats now! Their stocks are also taking a serious hit on Wall Street this morning as shares are down. Oh well, you reap what you sow and we hope they learned a valuable lesson from all of this. Hit the gallery below for more clever and hilarious new mottos: