#BoycottDelta Trends After Professional Prankster Claims He Was Kicked Off Flight For Speaking Arabic, But There Are Questions
A professional prankster claims he was kicked off a Delta flight simply because he was speaking Arabic. Allegedly, Saleh was on a Delta plane speaking on the phone to his mother, who only speaks Arabic. Supposedly, 20 customers expressed their discomfort with him speaking Arabic, and Saleh was removed.
Saleh, a popular YouTube personality who has more than 1.6 million subscribers, posted videos of him being escorted off the New York City-bound flight from London.
Saleh, who is a self-described “professional idiot,” called the customers “racists” as he and his friend are led off the plane.
“We spoke a different language on the plane, and now we’re getting kicked out,” he said in the video.
The video has sparked the hashtag #BoycottDelta to one of the top trending topics on Twitter and even a pettition has been launched on Change.org.
Parker Ward, who was also on the now infamous flight, has a little different story as to why Saleh was removed from the plane.
Our own Cass Anderson spoke to Ward to get more information on the situation.
Ward said he talked to two women who were sitting near Saleh, so the following is from a second-hand source as opposed to an actual witness.
“She claims they were indeed speaking Arabic loudly, and gesturing with a hand in the air. Was not on the phone. She then claims the friend then told him to ‘do it again.’ Which he did with more volume. Which caused passengers to speak to them, which began an argument that escalated to the crew being called.”