Jimmy Kimmel Roasts United Airlines | TV News
Jimmy Kimmel has a lot to say about a lot of things and he didn’t hold back his comments on the recent United Airlines controversy after a video of a passenger being forcibly removed from an overbooked flight on Monday went viral.
He starts the segment by asking how many of his audience had flown in to see the show. “I’m glad none of you were yanked off of your plane,” he began, drawing laughter. But in between patient smiles, Kimmel threw out the facts detailing the horrifying incident.
He saved us all a trip to Google.com and explained that United realized a little too late that they had to make room for four of its own employees who needed to get from Chicago to Louisville. The airline had tried to tempt passengers into volunteering to give up their seats, but with no takers even after booting the initial $400 offer to $800, four random passengers were selected for the sacrifice.
Three had begrudgingly left the plane, but one man refused to budge, as he was a doctor and needed to attend to patients in Louisville the next morning. Ultimately, security officers forced him out of his seat and dragged him down the aisle and out of the plane with a bloodied face, unconscious.
Kimmel was equally as dumbfounded with disgust when he read off United CEO Oscar Muñoz’s response – a brief apology on Twitter for “having to re-accommodate these customers”.
United CEO response to United Express Flight 3411. pic.twitter.com/rF5gNIvVd0
— United (@united) April 10, 2017
“Just like we re-accommodated El Chapo out of Mexico,” Kimmel ripped into Muñoz. “That is such sanitized, say-nothing, take-no-responsibility, corporate B.S. speak. I don’t know how the guy who sent that tweet didn’t vomit when he typed it out”.
He wrapped up the segment with a parody promotion video for the airline, featuring a cheerful blonde stewardess voicing over typical airplane footage with threats. “Give us a problem and we’ll drag your ass off the plane. And if we resist, we’ll beat you so badly, you’ll be using your own face as a flotation device”.
United Airlines has since followed up with a personal apology from Oscar Muñoz following the leak of a company email siding with the rough treatment employed by the airline’s security, which you can read on Twitter below:
— United (@united) April 11, 2017
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