YouTuber Adam Saleh was allegedly forcefully removed from his Delta flight today for “speaking another language.” He posted a video to twitter of the whole event and then live tweeted it.
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
UPDATE: Delta just brought the police to speak to us.— Adam Saleh (@omgAdamSaleh) December 21, 2016
UPDATE: were now on another flight with a different airline heading to NYC after being checked for 30 minutes. We land 5:50pm in NYC— Adam Saleh (@omgAdamSaleh) December 21, 2016
Thank you all so much for your support!! I appreciate every single one of you!!! Will talk when I land! Love xx— Adam Saleh (@omgAdamSaleh) December 21, 2016
Saleh, a YouTuber with over 2 million subscribers, uploaded the video twitter where it has been retweeted over 450,000 times. To put that in perspective Donald Trump usually tops out under 170,000 retweets.
Delta released a statement saying that they are investigating.
Making things a little murky is the fact that Saleh was already exposed this week for hoaxing an airport prank, in which he forced himself into a suitcase and was checked in to luggage.
Even if turns out to be a hoax this one time, this *exact* same shit really does happen p frequently (which is why it's not hard to believe) https://t.co/7DgWBh6cEh— sandy (@imaginarystars) December 21, 2016