Skip to main content

Delta Respond to YouTube prankster Adam Saleh says Delta booted him for speaking Arabic

Adam Saleh is known for his elaborate pranks on YouTube, but he claims what happened to him on a Delta Air Lines flight is no joke.
Delta released a statement Wednesday after a YouTube star who is famous for hoaxes posted a video on social media accusing the airline of discrimination after he spoke in Arabic on a flight.
Adam Saleh, who has risen to fame for elaborate pranks, posted on Twitter that he and a friend were kicked off of a Delta flight after speaking in Arabic.
“We got kicked out of a @Delta airplane because I spoke Arabic to my mom on the phone and with my friend slim,” he said in a Tweet.

Delta says there is more to the story.
"Based on the information collected to date, it appears the customers who were removed sought to disrupt the cabin with provocative behavior, including shouting," Delta said in a statement Wednesday. "This type of conduct is not welcome on any Delta flight. 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 of our passengers and employees. It is clear these individuals sought to violate that priority."
In a video posted on Twitter, Saleh records himself as he is escorted off the plane.
“Guys we spoke a different language on a plane, and now we are getting kicked out,” a visibly upset Saleh says.
In the video, several passengers clap and say “bye,” as the duo walks down the aisle.
‘This is 2016. 2016. Look Delta airlines are kicking us out because we spoke a different language,” he said.
On social media, many slammed Delta while others questioned the validity of Saleh's account.

Others pointed to videos Saleh recorded months ago titled "Counting down in Arabic on a plane experiment" and "Never wear this on a plane in America."
A spokesperson for Saleh told USA TODAY that the incident was not a prank.  He said the YouTuber was traveling from Heathrow Airport back to New York City after completing the first half of his world tour when the incident occurred.
"Adam made a phone call to his mother to let her know that he will be home in the next 7-8 hours after his flight and because Adam's mum only speaks Arabic, he was speaking to her in his language," according to the statement. "Unfortunately this caused a problem amongst other passengers in the airline who got angry and started abusing him swearing and saying that they felt threatened."
Delta said in an earlier statement that two passengers were removed from the flight after a disturbance in the cabin “resulted in more than 20 customers expressing their discomfort.”
“We're conducting a full review to understand what transpired,” Delta said in the statement. “We are taking allegations of discrimination very seriously; our culture requires treating others with respect.”
The airline said the passengers were later rebooked.
Saleh said he and his traveling companion were taken to security and checked before getting on another flight with a different airline.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

'He kicked me in the stomach, I peed on myself. He body-slammed me to the floor twice and told me he would kill me, no one will find my body.: In her journey to recovery, domestic violence survivor Christine R. M. Dennis-Freeman tells it all

The tragic story of Christine R. M. Dennis-Freeman, like that of Agnes Yarlee and Diane Hart before her, has brought the issue of domestic abuse out of the dark unspoken place it thrives and into the open.
It's horrendous that it takes the death of women, or an attempt to kill women, to get a serious debate  on the issue of domestic abuse. Discussing domestic violence in our society is a real taboo and most men within the Liberian society, don't even find the topic worth their time, as compared to discussing sports, politics and corruption. 
But these women mention above are just the tip of the iceberg.


Defying the odds, Mrs. Dennis-Freeman refuses to keep her mouth shut and go with the flow of the Liberian society.  She courageously sat in a wheel chair up to 1:30am, sharing her story with C Liberia Clearly.  In her own words, she walked us through the day that led to her horrific story.

The Christine R. M. Dennis-Freeman story
 I left America on April 4th, 2017, the inc…

Liberian Superstar Quincy B Dead

2 March 2017 / Berenice Mulubah 
On March 3, 2017, Liberian superstar, Quincy L. Borrow aka Quincy B, died from a car accident, on his way from KARAOKE NITE, in Monrovia, Liberia.  The artist was pulled out of the damaged vehicle and rush to the JFK hospital. Quincy B did not survived.   Few hours before his death, the artist was spotted live on snap chat, singing Karaoke. Quincy B who was the driver of the car, died immediately.  Artists CIC , Margas Bimba and Feouls Kaba in the vehicle, as well, they are at the hospital, being treated.  CIC broken his legs in the accident. CIC and Quincy B are nominated for the Liberian Entertainment Awards 2017.

Liberian-American Wilmot Collins unseats Mayor Smith - Becomes 1st Black Mayor In Montana

Wilmot Collins will be Helena’s new mayor, unseating incumbent Jim Smith in a close race Tuesday. 
Collins, 54, will be the city's first new mayor in 16 years after running a long campaign based in progressive principles.
“The people of Helena have spoken, and I am honored to be able to serve them,” Collins said as the night drew to a close. “I intend to work with commissioners, work for the people of Helena and find what is best for this city.”Collins also sought to praise Smith for his work over the past decade and a half.
“I commend Mayor Smith. He’s done a great job for the city, and I hope to work with him in the future," Collins said. 
At the La Pa Grill on 6th Avenue in downtown Helena, Collins and other members of the self-described “progressive ticket” watched and waited for the results of the 2017 election.
The feeling was festive as Collins received a call from U.S. Sen. Jon Tester congratulating Collins on his victory. Victory cigars were passed around the room at the …