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Celebrity YouTuber Adam Saleh chucked out of aircraft for speaking Arabic; Delta Airlines says he violated safety, comfort of passengers

YouTuber Adam Saleh was allegedly forced out of an aircraft for speaking Arabic. Delta Airlines has defended its actions.

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In a recent event, a popular YouTube vlogger, Adam Saleh, was escorted off Delta Airline, and Saleh claims the reason behind it to be purely racist. In a video shot by the vlogger, while he was being chucked out of the aircraft, he claims that the only reason he was asked to walk out was because he spoke a few words of Arabic. Also Read - YouTube gets over 10 billion downloads on Google Play store

 

 

 

The 22-year old YouTuber, posted multiple videos on Twitter and Periscope showing himself being escorted from the aircraft by the staff of Delta Airlines. Saleh claims in the video, that after he spoke a few words in Arabic, his fellow passenger begun to complain that they “felt uncomfortable” and called the flight attendants. “They kicked us off the plane because a lady, because a lot of people felt uncomfortable,” Saleh said in the video. “Delta Airlines just kicked us out for speaking Arabic.”

Saleh told The Guardian that he was calling his mother before his flight from Heathrow on Wednesday morning. “Usually before I take off I speak to my mom,” he said. “My mom is 66 years old and she only speaks Arabic, so I was speaking to her in Arabic – it was a 30-second phone call.” After the phone call, he said, he was speaking with Albaher, another YouTube personality, in Arabic and in English when “this lady that was sitting maybe four seats ahead of us turns around and says, ‘Oh my, you need to speak English, I’m feeling very uncomfortable.’” Saleh said after another passenger defended the two, an older man the woman was travelling with also got involved.

According to Saleh, the man said, “Chuck them off the f-ing plane!” before other men stood up and called for the Captain. The woman who originally complained told the captain, “We feel uncomfortable – something happened in Germany. If they don’t leave, I leave,” according to Saleh. Saleh said the captain then asked to speak to them outside, which is when he started filming.

Naturally, when Saleh posted this on Twitter, the incident gave rise to a lot of unrest on the social media with people delivering all sorts of responses, in support of Saleh and unfortunately some against him.

 

 

 

 

And now, Delta Airlines has released an updated statement on the incident. Twitter user Oliver Darcy, recently shared a tweet with the airlines statement which blames Saleh and their friend for violating “safety and comfort of passengers.”

However, also note, while this incident has become such a prominent issue on the internet right now, Adam Saleh has long been known for his practical jokes. He is popular for his elaborately staged pranks. Even in this case, while it is clear that he was removed from the flight at London’s Heathrow airport, the circumstances leading up to the video, have not really been verified till now. What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.

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  • Published Date: December 22, 2016 11:57 AM IST
  • Updated Date: December 22, 2016 11:58 AM IST



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