This is painful on so many levels. https://t.co/y6Wa1PtqJF
— Kate Hyde (@KateHydeNY) December 23, 2016
A Muslim YouTube prankster claimed he got kicked off a Delta Airlines flight just for speaking Arabic, though the accounts from some passengers and the airline’s statement say otherwise. But the fact that it all might have just been a stupid stunt from an attention-seeker is neither here nor there for actress Maggie Gyllenhaal:
.omgAdamSaleh This isn't FAKE news. It's a:provocative performance about racism (like it r not) or b:a racist thing that actually happened.
— Maggie Gyllenhaal (@mgyllenhaal) December 23, 2016
So in short:
This is either real and therefore racism, or fake and therefore racism. https://t.co/lK7QN5ozm8
— NeoN: Automataster (@neontaster) December 23, 2016
Unfortunately for Gyllenhaal, “A” and “B” don’t cut it:
Or c: A douchebag trying to annoy people on a plane then screaming "racism" because he got caught. https://t.co/LlfWT2hzG2
— Savannah (@thesavvy) December 23, 2016
— Excessively Diverted (@JuliaGulia809) December 23, 2016
an aircraft is not a place for a performance.
— Epstein Didn't Kill Himself us395 ????️ (@US395) December 23, 2016
Airplanes aren't exactly the place for "provocative performances about racism."
— Joel Engel (@joelengel) December 23, 2016
Except that it wasn't B and all the eyewitnesses said it wasn't A.
Also, are you condoning people fucking around on airplanes? https://t.co/qeD5125MPt
— RBe (@RBPundit) December 23, 2016
Is there anything the Hollywood Left can’t excuse?
Tell that to the people whose flight he delayed trying to get home for Christmas. Maybe you guys will figure this out eventually. https://t.co/LkcpLtfm6h
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) December 23, 2016
I'll remember to tell the Air Marshals before I brandish a box-cutter on my next flight, "It's just provocative performance art. Calm down." https://t.co/wxi0VcVuSi
— RICO chart hat (@NonWhiteHat) December 23, 2016
What did the people on that plane do to deserve being called racists? https://t.co/hKKZjI5OVW
— ?It's?Almost ⛄️Christmas? (@jtLOL) December 23, 2016
Someone needs to "perform" on your next flight. They could re-enact a hijacking for an even more dramatic affect! https://t.co/IVQlgxrkPe
— EdAsante (@EdAsante77) December 23, 2016
It probably wouldn’t have been considered “performance art” had it happened on her flight.