On Wednesday, Muslim YouTube star Adam Saleh was allegedly kicked off a Delta flight for speaking to his mom on the phone in another language. He captured the “dramatic” moment on video, and before we knew it, #BoycottDelta was trending.
Just a few key problems.
1.) Saleh is a known prankster who likes to stir the pot
2.) He’s known for making fake anti-Muslim videos (and was busted for one in 2014)
3.) He was busted for a lame airline prank last week
You can read more about his past shenanigans here.
My guess? He wasn’t kicked off for speaking Arabic. Like I said yesterday, he was probably trying to make people feel uncomfortable, just so he could film himself getting kicked off a plane and spark international outrage. Looks like I was right about that. Some of the passengers who were on the plane are speaking out, and their story doesn’t match Saleh’s. One said it was “clear” Saleh knew what he was doing.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 21, 2016
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) December 22, 2016
Delta Airlines released this statement:
Upon landing the crew was debriefed and multiple passenger statements collected. Based on the information collected to date, it appears the customers who were removed sought to disrupt the cabin with provocative behavior, including shouting. 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.
And now, Saleh wants you to know that he’s not going to talk to the media until he speaks with his attorney.
Thank you for all your support pic.twitter.com/ukQ4EGVQ6r
— Adam Saleh (@omgAdamSaleh) December 22, 2016
Thank you NY times for interviewing the people who WEREN'T RACIST against us! pic.twitter.com/ByoEDcnXVe
— Slim Albaher (@SlimmySlim94) December 22, 2016
these kids were talking about how Muslims were the cause of 9/11..haha..it cracks me up! Even the blind can see that 9/11 was an inside job!
— Adam Saleh (@omgAdamSaleh) November 26, 2012
awkward moment when you check the time and its 9:11
— Adam Saleh (@omgAdamSaleh) February 3, 2013
RIP to all the innocent people that died because of the INSIDE JOB in 9/11..
— Adam Saleh (@omgAdamSaleh) September 11, 2013
— Mike Cernovich
So, I think we’ve established the asshattery. From now on, that description shall be indisputable.