After YouTuber Adam Saleh was removed from a Delta plane, supposedly for saying a word in Arabic (yeah, right), passengers on the flight have been interviewed by the media, and many of them have cast doubt on Saleh’s take about what happened. In fact many of them have said quite the opposite, and that it was clear he knew what he was doing, i.e. it was likely a stunt for his YouTube channel.
Slim Albaher, who was traveling with Saleh, thanked the New York Times for interviewing people who weren’t “racist against them.”
Thank you NY times for interviewing the people who WEREN'T RACIST against us! pic.twitter.com/ByoEDcnXVe
— Slim Albaher (@SlimmySlim94) December 22, 2016
Hrm. Racist against them, you don’t say.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 21, 2016
Because racists gonna racist?
Clearly this woman is just racist against them.
What a disaster this Delta thing has become; forget that Saleh is known for pulling “pranks” like this to prove people are islamaphobic (and to get clicks to his channel), but crying racism for being called out for past behavior? Howdy facepalm.
@CBSNews The red flag here should be that he makes a living getting people to watch his videos. Isn't it obvious what happened here?
— Jason (@DeeboCouch) December 21, 2016
@CBSNews Of course he did. He does it all the time. Only this time people did not find him amusing.
— John Boy (@GovCorrupted) December 21, 2016
He truly is the epitome of the boy who cried wolf.
Congrats for being conned again. @CBSNews
— Rex (@RexRubel) December 22, 2016
Best of all you know most of the media was salivating over the possibility of a young man who wasn’t white supposedly getting kicked off a plane for speaking Arabic. And now they have to choke down that in all likelihood this was a hoax.
Oh silly media, never change.