Following YouTuber Adam Saleh’s incident on a Delta flight that involved him being kicked off of a plane after allegedly speaking in Arabic to his mother, rapper French Montana has added his name to the list of celebrities that will no longer fly with the airline.
The “Lockjaw” rapper took to Instagram on Wednesday and reposted Saleh’s video of him being escorted off the flight. “I don’t like speaking on things like this but this struck a nerve,” the rapper wrote. “I have a mother that doesn’t speak English and discrimination like this makes me really sad.”
Like a number of celebs did on Wednesday, French vowed to never use Delta again, writing, “The fact that this can happen to her makes me sick. I’m NOT using delta anymore smh #equality.”
Following Saleh’s video, which was posted on Twitter and retweeted over 800,000 times, celebs such as Olivia Wilde and Maggie Gyllenhaal also said they wouldn’t use Delta again. “You’ve got to be kidding me, @Delta. We won’t be flying with you again. Unbelievable,” tweeted Wilde.
Gyllenhaal called the incident “terrifying,” tweeting, “I will not be flying with @Delta” while singer Halsey tweeted then deleted, “Hey @Delta I’m diamond medallion passenger + after seeing the way you treated @omgAdamSaleh you can lose my 100+ person tour crew’s business.”
While the celebs came out in defense of Saleh, they may end up rethinking their position after various reports say the YouTuber’s incident may have been a prank. According to journalist Soledad O’Brien, who had a friend on the plane, flight attendants became aware that Saleh was known for prank videos on YouTube.
“A LOT still unclear. But apparently woman sitting near my friend tipped off flight attendants he was a youtube star known for pranks,” O’Brien tweeted. “Also people on plane disputing call to mom.”
A statement from Delta also disputed Saleh’s claims about speaking with his mother, saying Saleh and another person were shouting. “Based on the information collected to date, it appears the customers who were removed sought to disrupt the cabin with provocative behavior, including shouting. This type of conduct is not welcome on any Delta flight,” read the statement. In a video posted on Wednesday, which can be seen above, Saleh and his friend explained their side of the story.