Popular YouTube Star Accuses Delta Airlines of Ejecting Him Off a Flight for Speaking Arabic to His Mother

Source: Independent. UK

A man has claimed he was thrown off a Delta Airlines flight for speaking to his mother in Arabic.

YouTube star and serial prankster Adam Saleh, who has more than 1.6 million subscribers on his channel, posted a video on Twitter that appeared to show him being escorted from the plane along with a friend, called Slim.

A Delta staff member can be seen in the shot.

Mr. Saleh can be heard to say to fellow passengers: “Are you serious? I’m about to cry right now. You guys are racists. I cannot believe it. Because we said a word in a different language? And it’s six white people against us bearded men?”

Delta said in a statement: “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.”

He finds some support among other passengers and one says: “That is so upsetting. Why are they being kicked out?”

In a later Periscope video Mr Saleh said: “I was speaking to my mum in Arabic, then I spoke to Slim in Arabic, and they kicked us out.”

On Twitter, he added: “I will not let this issue go by. I will speak up and make sure anyone can speak any language in a plane.”

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[Photo by Andrew W. Sieber/CC BY-NC 2.0]

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