This YouTube Star Says He Was Kicked Off A Plane For Speaking ArabicDecember 21, 2016
Twitter users are calling on people to #BoycottDelta after YouTube star Adam Saleh claimed he was kicked off a flight for speaking Arabic.
We are still stuck at the airport and Delta has not given us any info. They keep telling us to wait. Please spread the word #BoycottDelta— Adam Saleh (@omgAdamSaleh) December 21, 2016
After Saleh's Wednesday morning tweets, the hashtag #BoycottDelta garnered more than 200,000 tweets, many in support of Saleh.
If you're uncomfortable with people speaking their native language maybe stop vacationing in those countries too #boycottdelta— Mel (@pretselroll) December 21, 2016
Arabic is one of the six most-spoken languages in the world. Violating a basic human right isn't justified. Speak up. #BoycottDelta— Snober Abbasi (@snobers) December 21, 2016
The most upsetting part of that whole video was that outta everyone on the plane only one stranger was defending them. So sad. #boycottdelta— Kyle Woodcock (@KyleScottMusic) December 21, 2016
Others are more wary of Saleh's account, pointing out that Saleh has used his status to pull off similar pranks and hoaxes before.
Delta released a statement saying they are investigating the incident. Newsy has also reached out to Saleh for comment.
We are reviewing circumstances surrounding removal of a passenger from departing Heathrow flight | Delta News Hub: https://t.co/ElmMbhn7AK— Delta (@Delta) December 21, 2016