China reacts furiously after doctor was forced off a United Airlines plane
Things are getting worse.
Social media posts on violent eviction from plane have been viewed 330 million times on mainland, where many see the incident as racial discrimination
The 69-year-old man named Dr. David Dao was seen being pulled by aviation security officers from his window seat and dragged down the aisle in mobile phone footage posted on social media on Sunday night. The passenger was shown later with blood on his face.
Many commenters called for a boycott of United, accusing the airline of discriminating against the passenger because he is Chinese.
"I'm selected because I'm Chinese" I'd like to thank this doctor for speaking up. Too few Asians are willing to talk about discrimination. pic.twitter.com/SagRWp5ZEB— Joe Wong (@JoeWongComedy) April 11, 2017
Not only Chinese, many celebrities responded to the incident criticizing United Airlines.
Getting on a United flight this morning. Excited to, I don't know... stay on?— Joss Whedon (@joss) April 10, 2017
My team and i have arranged new personal flights home outside of using @united tonight. Horrible Company.— Taylor Caniff (@taylorcaniff) April 10, 2017
And Needless to say the Social media are busy sharing the new trolls and funny ads on this incident.
Best United Airlines advertisement ever pic.twitter.com/y6T7aBMiCq— Anonymous (@LatestAnonNews) April 12, 2017
At the same time a United spokesman said Tuesday, four passengers were asked to vacate the flight to provide seats for crew members who were needed in Kentucky the following day, United spokesman Jonathan Guerin told USA Today. Three complied, and the fourth was forcibly removed, with security dragging him through the aisle of the plane. Guerin told USA Today the crew members were considered "must-ride" passengers.