It will take a long time, if ever, for United Airlines to live down the public relations blunder of the century of a paying customer being violently dragged off a flight.
…especially when the airline is being mocked from coast to coast.
Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel got in on the fun with a hilarious fake United commercial… but not before ripping the company for its response to the troubling incident.
“If we say you fly, you fly,” the faux United flight attendant says in the video spoof.
“We’ll beat you so badly you’ll be using your own face as a flotation device,” she adds with a smile.
“United Airlines. F— you,” the spokesperson concludes.
— Matt Wilstein (@TheMattWilstein) April 11, 2017
In the lead up to the fake ad, Kimmel played a video of the man being removed from the airline.
“That’s how my mother used to have to get me out of bed to go to school,” he joked.
But Kimmel wasn’t as generous when he lit into United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz.
“This might be the worst part of all of it,” he said. “This is what the CEO tweeted… ‘This is an upsetting event to all of us here at United. I apologize for having to re-accommodate these customers.'”
“That’s right. He said, ‘re-accommodate.’ Just like we re-accommodated El Chapo out of Mexico.”
“That is such, sanitized, say-nothing, take-no-responsibility, corporate BS speak,” Kimmel continued. “I don’t know how the guy who sent that tweet didn’t vomit when he typed it out.”
The full statement can be seen below:
United CEO response to United Express Flight 3411. pic.twitter.com/rF5gNIvVd0
— United Airlines (@united) April 10, 2017
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