The Internet holds nothing back when tasked with the responsibility of calling out a company for wrongdoing, especially when it comes to major airlines.
A shocking video of a man being forcibly removed from an over-booked United Airlines flight from Chicago to Louisville on Sunday sent the internet into full-blown WTF Mode by Monday morning.
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The disturbing footage showed a man being dragged from his seat, bloodied and confused, by law enforcement while other passengers protested.
The internet, of course, dealt with the upsetting video (and the seriousness of the issue) in the best way it knows how: memes and dark humour.
To make matters worse, Reddit, aka the frontpage of the Internet, found itself tied into the drama after moderators removed one of the clips from the r/videos subreddit, citing police brutality or harassment, as well as assault, all of which are against the rules of that specific subreddit.
This prompted Redditors to post a string of video depicting United Airlines in an unfavorable fashion, flooding the entire r/videos subreddit in the process.
The clips ranged from videos of actual interactions with United Airlines to clips of comedies with sarcastic titles.
United Airlines attempting to calm panicking passenger mid-flight
United Airlines right now
By Monday afternoon, the top 20 videos on r/videos were in someway related to the United Airlines video.
Considering r/videos is a default sub, this is a huge deal.
And as if this situation couldn't get any more out of control, the internet did not appreciate United CEO Oscar Munoz's response to the matter because he used the word "re-accommodate."
The incident was anything but accommodating.
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