French Montana to Boycott Delta Airlines After Man Says He Was Removed for Speaking Arabic
When YouTube celeb Adam Saleh said he was kicked of a Delta airlines flight for speaking English and recorded it, the clip made the Internet rounds pretty quickly, and many were extremely appalled.
One of the people who immediately took offense was French Montana, who posted the video and said he's now boycotting Delta.
"I don't like speaking on things like this, but this struck a nerve," he wrote. "I have a mother that doesn't speak English and discrimination like this makes me really sad. The fact that this can happen to her makes me sick. I'm not using Delta anymore. SMH. #Equality."
Since the incident, some people, like journalist Soledad O'Brien, suggested that Saleh was making the whole thing up for a gag since he's a known YouTube prankster, but he denied that claim.
"Me and Slim are finally back in NYC," wrote Saleh. "We landed safely and want to thank you all for your support. As you all know from the video I uploaded, we got kicked off a plane for speaking Arabic ... Delta never denied anything in the video. Not a single person answered us back to tell us otherwise, but now that the video is out, they are trying to deny it to save their brand."
Delta, meanwhile, has issued their own two statements and said Saleh and the people he was traveling with were removed, because they were causing a disturbance.
"Upon landing, the crew was debriefed and multiple passenger statements collected," said the company.
"Based on the information collected to date, it appears the customers who were removed sought to disrupt the cabin with proactive behavior ... 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 our our passengers and employees," the statement read.
Saleh said he'll be sure to speak with a lawyer before he talks to the media again and as far as French, we'll have to see if he tries to get other celebrities to boycott Delta as well.
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