Jimmy Kimmel is outraged over the viral video showing airline security bloodying and dragging a passenger off their flight.
United Airlines said their flight was overbooked and asked for volunteers to leave the plane. After no passengers came forward, four were told they must leave. A controversial video shows several guards grabbing a man who refused to leave his seat, shoving him to the floor and dragging him down the aisle as fellow passengers condemned his treatment.
“That’s how my mother used to have to get me out of bed to go to school,” Kimmel joked, watching the video. “I don’t even understand this, by the way. I’ve been to 100 games in stadiums with 50,000 seats, they never sell the seat two times to one person, but for some reason, airlines cannot figure this out.”
“This might be the worst part of all of it. This is what the CEO tweeted… ‘This is an upsetting event to all of us here at United. I apologize for having to re-accommodate these customers,'” read Kimmel. “That’s right. He said, ‘re-accommodate.’ Just like we re-accommodated El Chapo out of Mexico.”
“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,” the talk show host continued.
Kimmel blamed United for overselling the flight and then attacking the man who paid for his ticket. “This poor guy, they roughed him up,” Kimmel said.
The “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” host also shared his version of United’s new commercial, featuring the airline’s new new “motto.”
“If we say you fly, you fly,” said the fake ad’s spokesperson. “United Airlines. F**k you.”