Adam Saleh, a YouTube star, revealed through his twitter account that he and a friend were kicked off a flight after he spoke Arabic with his mother on the phone.
According to the videos he shared on Twitter, after the call, some white flight passengers became uncomfortable and complained to the airline staff thereby leading to the ejection.
The airline owned up to this in a statement they released stating that two people were removed from the flight after a disturbance in the cabin resulted in over 20 passengers expressing discomfort.
“We’re conducting a full review to understand what transpired,” the statement said. “We are taking allegations of discrimination very seriously; our culture requires treating others with respect.”
Meanwhile, Adam has been posting updates about the incident on Twitter and wrote that they have now been put on another flight. See the video and screenshots of his tweets below;