In less than three weeks, United Airlines is catching hell yet again from social media.
Not too long ago, we were reporting on the “leggings ban,” the airline set in place, where two teens were forced to change their clothing before boarding their flight. The backlash that echoed throughout social media does not quite resonate like the one that recently blew up when a video of a passenger being forcibly removed from his seat and dragged off the plane went viral.
While United Airlines has tried to apologize for the way the situation was handled and tried to offer a “reason” as to why it happened, the people of the Internet are not buying one bit of it.
The airline is being dragged ruthlessly by social media trolls, and celebrities, including Jimmy Kimmel, through endless mockery, memes, tweets, and videos.
Here’s what they are all saying:
— Jacob Henry (@JakeMikeHenry) April 11, 2017
— nitin shyam (@nitinhopkins10) April 11, 2017
— HOT 97 (@HOT97) April 11, 2017
— My Mixtapez (@mymixtapez) April 11, 2017
— EBAYGUMTREE (@savs66) April 11, 2017
The passenger’s identity had yet to be released at this point. However, in less than 24 hours, the victim has gone from being identified as, “the doctor” to “David Doa, The Doctor with a Past Drug Conviction,” leaving many asking, “why is that relevant?” The story was printed by the Kentucky Courier-Journal after a journalist with the publication put a spin on things. Sad to say, things did not end well for news publication or journalist, as social media held nothing back.
Here’s a few reactions to the journalist’s spin on Dr. David Doa:
— Morgan Watkins (@morganwatkins26) April 10, 2017
— Lyndsey Vanstone (@VanstoneL) April 11, 2017
“I thought I recognized you as the guy arrested for unrelated offenses over a decade ago in another state. Clobbering time!” https://t.co/sD0ZuaJHo1
— jamilah (@JamilahLemieux) April 11, 2017
@bettyaberlin Not to justify. Just identifying who he is for the public.
— Morgan Watkins (@morganwatkins26) April 11, 2017
@morganwatkins26 But how was any of that relevant to the story?
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) April 11, 2017
— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) April 11, 2017