A number of superstars and entertainers agreed to boycott Delta Airlines right after Internet prankster Adam Saleh claimed he was thrown out from a Delta flight for talking to his mom in Arabic.
Saleh’s video of the unpleasant incident went viral on the internet. After he tweeted #BoycottDelta, the Twitter hashtag grew to become a top trending topic on the system. Before long, celebrities were hurrying to social media to protest what they thought to be a blatant example of “Islamophobia.”
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Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal referred to the incident as “terrifying,” and said “I will not be flying with @Delta.”
— Maggie Gyllenhaal (@mgyllenhaal) December 21, 2016
While celebs were fast to rush to judgement about Delta’s motives, other people were pointing out several peculiarities in Saleh’s story. Twitter user Ashley Rae mentioned that Saleh is a well-known Internet prankster who has created similar videos about interruptions on airplanes.
This is the video of the incident taking place. https://t.co/GfWyINBCI5