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United Airlines has been on the receiving end of a lot of criticism after videos of an upsetting incident on board one of its flights went viral recently.
The videos, taken by other passengers on the plane, show a distraught man getting dragged down the aisle after being forced out his seat.
Another video shows him with blood on his face, repeating the phrase "just kill me" over and over.
Following this, United CEO Oscar Munoz released a statement stating:
"This is an upsetting event to all of us here at United. I apologize for having to re-accomodate these customers. Our team is moving with a sense of urgency to work with the authorities and conduct our own detailed review of what happened."
His choice of words only garnered the airline more criticism, reports LAist
The issue made its way to Jimmy Kimmel's show, where the host dedicated around 5-minutes to the incident and Munoz's response.
Kimmel mocked the response by saying, "That is such sanitized, say nothing, take no responsibility, corporate BS speak. I don't know how the guy who sent that tweet didn't vomit when he typed it out. United didn't even admit they did anything wrong, and in fact, if anything they seem to be doubling down on this."
Kimmel then showed a parody commercial for United, where a flight attendant tells potential passengers, "Give us a problem, and we’ll drag your ass off the plane. And if you do this, we’ll beat you so badly you’ll be using your own face as a flotation device. United Airlines: f*** you.”