Celebrities slam United Airlines over passenger who was dragged off flight

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— Zendaya (@Zendaya) April 10, 2017

The passive language here is how corporations deflect responsibility. One man declined to leave, saying he was a doctor who had to see patients in the morning. Only a few weeks after receiving backlash   for not allowing two girls to fly in leggings, United Airlines is again making headlines after a passenger was forcibly removed from an overbooked flight to make room for United employees to travel. Here's how they did it: pic.twitter.com/QfefM8X2cW
— Jayse D. pic.twitter.com/unWk0mbL8F
— Harry Shearer (@theharryshearer) April 10, 2017

*walks into dinner party, bloodied and bruised.*"Whoa, what happened to you?""United overbooked again."
— shannonwoodward (@shannonwoodward) April 10, 2017

Today, United Airlines became President. — Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) April 10, 2017

This is deeply disturbing! This could be me or you next time. You did this. “This could be me or you next time,” Selma director Ava DuVernay wrote on Twitter. Our team is moving with a sense of urgency to work with the authorities and conduct our own detailed review of what happened. Anspach (@JayseDavid) April 10, 2017

Another video, recorded after the initial incident, shows the man bleeding and repeating, “Just kill me.”

#flythefriendlyskies @united no words. — Lizz Resistead (@lizzwinstead) April 10, 2017

I feel like Pepsi and United are pulling from the same employment agencies
— Whitney Cummings (@WhitneyCummings) April 10, 2017

Wow @united. — billy eichner (@billyeichner) April 10, 2017

cannot wait to use "i will re-accommodate your ass" in my next fight
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) April 10, 2017

I am appalled and absolutely disgusted….this is unacceptable. When he refused to give up his seat, police officers boarded, pulled him screaming from his seat, and dragged him by his arms through the aisle — a scene that horrified other passengers, according to videos taken by witnesses and posted on the internet. — Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) April 10, 2017

Truth in advertising. The airline manager would not relent, and the man yelled that he was being targeted because he was Chinese, a passenger told the   Post. But the Chicago police who dragged the man off the flight are also monsters. Excited to, I don't know… stay on? — Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) April 10, 2017

I fly about 120,000 miles a year and you've pretty much lost my business @united
— roxane gay (@rgay) April 10, 2017

Show Full Article This poor man!! "Review of what happened." It didn't just happen. — David Schneider (@davidschneider) April 10, 2017

Am I only one wondering if United thing wouldn't happen if every airport employee w a badge hadn't been somehow emboldened since January? I apologize for having to re-accommodate these customers. Do not accept this. Cowardly assault.”
Others to slam the airline included   Joss Whedon, Kumail Nanjiani, and Chrissy Teigen. — Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) April 10, 2017

United Airlines new slogan: “Fly the friendly skies once you get off the scary ground.”
— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) April 10, 2017

Ah, yes, the victim-blaming is right on schedule. — Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) April 10, 2017

Having flown #united last week, I feel very blessed to not be tweeting this message from a hospital bed.  

@United overbook #flight3411 and decided to force random passengers off the plane. Shame on the airport cops. Shame on the airport cops. “Shame on @United who broke customer trust + instigated this. https://t.co/nTGOXfDMZ4
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) April 10, 2017

So @united sucks. Fly the Friendly Skies. https://t.co/wFciEcyuT8
— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) April 10, 2017

Me: "I'm pretty sure that @united can't get any worse."@united: "Hold my tiny airplane bottle of booze."
— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) April 10, 2017

I bet 90 percent of today's calls between @United and the FAA are about the costs of enforcing a ban on handheld devices
— Dan Harmon (@danharmon) April 10, 2017

United we stand against United. — Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) April 10, 2017

Congrats United, you now have all the volunteers you could ever want giving up their seats on your flights. https://t.co/MY729HippE
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 10, 2017

A thoughtful thread on the @United travesty that's worth your next two minutes. Another traveler told the Washington Post   that four passengers were asked to leave a flight from Chicago to St. We are also reaching out to this passenger to talk directly to him and further address and resolve this situation.”

United CEO response to United Express Flight 3411. #America https://t.co/qNgrCxhgw6
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) April 10, 2017

United. New low. 👇🏾 https://t.co/STnwyR877H
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 10, 2017

Getting on a United flight this morning. #Resist the slide into authoritarianism with everything you have. Cowardly assault. — Joss Whedon (@joss) April 10, 2017

"For the comfort and safety of the other passengers, please remember we will be resorting to cannibalism BY GROUP NUMBER" #united
— Joss Whedon (@joss) April 10, 2017

Jet Blue's new slogan – extra leg room and we won't physically drag you down the aisle screaming in pain. Louis on Sunday night to make room for four airline employees. Friendly…like this boot on your throat. Police using unnecessary force, again. — Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) April 10, 2017

After losing my job as head of ad content for Pepsi, I have to say my 1st day running customer services for United Airlines has been lively. https://t.co/HW2i03mFc0
— shannonwoodward (@shannonwoodward) April 10, 2017

If Southwest Airlines doesn't jump on this United fiasco with a 'wanna getaway' spot, then what are we doing? Shame on @United who broke customer trust + instigated this. An Asian man dragged off a plane despite having a boarding pass. — Josh Gad (@joshgad) April 10, 2017

Dear #united, I had to "re-accommodate" someone once pic.twitter.com/MP3ZJDv85m
— Joe Thomas (@joethomas73) April 10, 2017

Ironically, not enough seats in the conference room where United is having its crisis meeting. See more reactions below. pic.twitter.com/rF5gNIvVd0
— United (@united) April 10, 2017

The news and troubling videos sparked widespread criticism of the airline, including by many in Hollywood. pic.twitter.com/rn0rbeckwT
— Kaylyn Davis (@kaylyn_davis) April 10, 2017

In a statement posted to Twitter, United CEO Oscar Munoz said, “This is an upsetting event to all of us here at United.