On April 9, 2017, a United Airline flight 3411 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport was overbooked.
When no one would take UA’s offer of a voucher in return for leaving the flight, three Chicago Department of Aviation security officers forcibly removed a paid passenger, Dr. David Dao, from the plane, dragging him down the aisle by his arms and legs while other passengers shouted in protest.
The man was bloodied from the manhandling:
United CEO Oscar Munoz issued a statement calling the incident “upsetting” and apologized “for having to re-accommodate” customers, but gave no explanation as to why the man was singled out for forcible removal. Public relations analysts have panned the company’s public response to the incident.
Displaying impeccable logic, actor John Cho @JohnTheCho (Mr. Sulu on the Star Trek reboot movies) blames the airline’s brutish behavior on Trump. Cho tweets:
It’s hard not to see a connection between the environment Trump has created and what happened on that
That’s Hollyweirdo logic for ya.
As you can see, Cho’s scapegoating garnered 6.5K “likes” and 7.6K retweets, which just goes to show that the studies showing a decline in Americans’ IQ are on the nose. See:
- Study finds Americans really are more stupid than the average human
- Tweets reveal Americans really are getting more stupid
The responses to Cho’s ridiculous tweet are hilarious. Here’s a sample:
“What about Putin? Are you sure he had nothing to do with it?”
“If stupid could fly, you’d be a jet.”
“Trump Derangement Syndrome is strong with this one.”
“Trump is an incompetent dolt and can alter the behavior of private airline employees AT THE SAME TIME.”
“It’s hard not to see a connection between dumb things actors say & what movies I won’t be watching.”
“This type of delusion proves definitely Liberalism is a psychopathy. You nuts lost the election because normal ppl cannot relate to you.”
“Great career move John u just hacked off 50% of trek fan base to be hip, out of touch, divisive and political.”
H/t FOTM‘s MomOfIV
Update (April 27, 2017):
Attorney Thomas Demetrio praised United CEO Oscar Munoz: “Mr. Munoz said he was going to do the right thing and he has. In addition, United has taken full responsibility for what happened on Flight 3411, without attempting to blame others, including the City of Chicago. For this acceptance of corporate accountability, United is to be applauded.”
Today, United announced an overhaul of its policies, including reducing overbooked flights and offering up to $10,000 for passengers who agree to give up their seats.