Delta airlines is not backing down!
The American airline got into some hot water this week when they had YouTube star Adam Saleh ejected from his flight at Heathrow Airport. The internet star claims he and his friend Slim Albaher were kicked off the plane because he spoke in Arabic to his mother on the phone. However, there is some dispute over why EXACTLY Adam was asked to deplane.
As Saleh’s story started to go viral, Delta was quick to issue a statement regarding the unfortunate incident. Although, as #BoycottDelta began to grow on Twitter, the airline decided to stand by their actions as they issued ANOTHER statement. They stated:
“Upon landing the crew was debriefed and multiple passenger statements collected. Based on the information collected to date, it appears the customers who were removed sought to disrupt the cabin with provocative behavior, including shouting. This type of conduct is not welcome on any Delta flight. While one, according to media reports, is a known prankster who was video recorded and encouraged by his traveling companion, what is paramount to Delta is the safety and comfort of our passengers and employees. It is clear these individuals sought to violate that priority.”
As you may know, Adam has more than 2 million subscribers on YouTube and is known for pulling various hoaxes and pranks. In fact, Saleh has previously tried to battle Muslim stereotypes through the content on his channel. For example, in his latest video, the 23-year-old pretended to smuggle himself onto a plane in a suitcase.
Unfortunately for Adam, this most recent experience on a flight was not planned as he told the New York Times:
“The only thing I can say is, I would never film a phone video. That’s when it’s really serious, and I must film.”
Hmmm, very inneresting.
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