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Delta responds after Muslim YouTuber starts boycott claiming he was removed from plane for speaking Arabic

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Delta Airlines has responded to a Muslim YouTube star who said he was kicked off of a flight because he “spoke another language.”

After a video was posted to Twitter on Wednesday in which prankster Adam Saleh claimed the flight crew removed him and his friend because “white” people complained, the hashtag #BoycottDelta began trending at number one on Twitter.

Delta Airlines quickly responded to the controversy in a written statement.

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“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,” the airline wrote.

Saleh is a noted YouTube prankster with more than 1.6 million subscribers and 259,000 Twitter followers.

The prankster was caught staging a video in 2014 in which he and a cohort pretended to be racially profiled by New York City police stopping and frisking them because they wore Muslim garb.

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Saleh kept tweeting about his experience after he was removed from the flight.

Then he spoke to CBS News before he got on his new flight.

As many on social media pointed out, Saleh has a history of faking prank videos and, just days ago, did a prank where he smuggled himself on an airplane in luggage and posted the video to his YouTube channel.

A stunt that was later outed by Melbourne Airport as a hoax.

The video was helped along by CNN’s Brian Stelter who retweeted it.

Which not everyone was happy with.

Because …

Nah. Social justice warriors never wait for the facts before they respond.

Soledad O’Brien, formerly of CNN, spoke to someone on the flight that cast doubts on Saleh’s story.

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Carmine Sabia


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