This YouTuber says he was kicked off plane for speaking Arabic. “This is 2016, Delta airlines are kicking us out cuz we spoke a different language.” Other passengers on board says, “bye”. “You guys are racist. I cannot believe my eyes.” Adam Saleh is known for his pranks on YouTube, some of which involved planes and alleged Islamophobia. Saleh says he was speaking to his mom on the phone. When other passengers said he was making them uncomfortable, Delta airlines employees asked him and his friend to step off the plane. Saleh’s video of the incident went viral and some people are furious.But given his prankster reputation, others are skeptical of his story.
Delta released this statement – “Two customers were removed from this flight and later rebooked after a disturbance in the cabin resulting in more than 20 customers expressing their discomfort. [We’re] taking allegations of discrimination very seriously.” Saleh insists the video isn’t a prank, “the only thing I can say is, I would never film a phone video. That’s when it’s really serious, and I must film.” But his story has not been confirmed. He and his friend were eventually placed on a later flight with a different airline.