U.S.-based airline giant Delta Airlines is under fire for allegedly kicking out a passenger for speaking a word in Arabic on the phone with his mother, while the issue went viral as the passenger has over 1.6 million followers on his YouTube channel.
The video was retweeted more than 154,000 times and liked by 95,000 followers.
After the incident, Saleh’s Twitter followers quickly jumped by thousands in a couple of hours, reaching over 250,000. He also has over 2.2 million subscribers in Youtube.
Delta is yet to comment Daily Sabah’s questions regarding the incident. In a statement released on its media hub, Delta said: “Two customers were removed from this flight and later rebooked 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. We are taking allegations of discrimination very seriously; our culture requires treating others with respect.”