After video emerged of a passenger being forcibly removed from United Airlines Flight 3411 on Sunday, celebrities took to social media to express their outrage and disgust at United for their inhumane behavior.
The trouble began when the flight was set to take off and United requested four passengers to forgo their trip in exchange for compensation due to overbooking. After no one volunteered to exit the flight, United randomly generated names of four passengers who were asked to get off.
When one male passenger refused, claiming he was a doctor who needed to get to his destination to take care of his patients, Chicago police came on board and forcibly removed him from his seat. The passenger, disoriented and bleeding, was dragged off the floor of the plane.
The disturbing video was shared numerous times on Twitter and despite United issuing an apology, Hollywood has unleashed on the airline over the incident.
Here's a sampling of some of the reactions:
United CEO response to United Express Flight 3411. pic.twitter.com/rF5gNIvVd0— United (@united) April 10, 2017
controversial or not I just gotta say Kendall Jenners performance as a middle-aged Asian man in the new United commercial is a tour de force— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) April 10, 2017
Getting on a United flight this morning. Excited to, I don't know... stay on?— Joss Whedon (@joss) April 10, 2017
Let us help you to your seat sir jk lol we overbooked pic.twitter.com/pqWVRy6zRj— United Over Bookings (@UnitedOverBooks) 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
Having flown #united last week, I feel very blessed to not be tweeting this message from a hospital bed.— Josh Gad (@joshgad) April 10, 2017
PEPSI: We made the biggest PR blunder of any major company this year.— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) April 10, 2017
UNITED: Hold my beer.
Wow @united. New low.— Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) April 10, 2017
cannot wait to use "i will re-accommodate your ass" in my next fight— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) April 10, 2017
The passive language here is how corporations deflect responsibility. "Review of what happened." It didn't just happen. You did this. https://t.co/nTGOXfDMZ4— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) April 10, 2017
.@united In your defense you only said the SKIES are friendly, not the ground— Richard Lawson (@rilaws) April 10, 2017
@united you shouldn't apologize because you think we want you to. You should not assault people cause it's a really shitty thing to do.— Osric Chau (@OsricChau) April 10, 2017
If only the guy getting kicked off the United plane had a Pepsi..— Motoki Maxted (@MotokiMaxted) April 10, 2017