WARNING: Adult language used.
Youtube prankster and personality Adam Saleh posted a video on social media claiming he was getting kicked off a plane flight since he spoke Arabic with his mom on the phone and a friend. We're not sure exactly what happened before this video was shot and if it was just a publicity stunt or if it was instigated by Saleh himself. Saleh is known for his airplane hoaxes including his "Counting down in Arabic on a plane experiment" and "Never wear this on a plane in America" videos.
This current video shows a Delta employee in a yellow vest while some passengers around him cheerfully bid him goodbye. Another man is sympathetic and questioning why Saleh is being asked to leave the flight.
Delta released a statement after the incident saying, "Two customers were removed from this flight and later rebooked after a disturbance in the cabin resulted in more than 20 customers expressing their discomfort. We’re conducting a full review to understand what transpired. We are taking allegations of discrimination very seriously; our culture requires treating others with respect.”
The airline also pointed out that Saleh is known for other airport pranks including pretending to smuggle himself in a suitcase earlier this month.
Saleh and his friend responded to the allegations with a video recapping what they say happened. They said a woman complained about the friend speaking Arabic and said she felt uncomfortable. From there, they said there was a chain reaction with passengers weighing in on both sides.
The guys also said they are upset that Saleh's past as a prankster is being used against them and that the incident was real.