Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin gave us the Red Wedding, beheadings, and hordes of killer ice zombies.
But even he can’t stomach United Airlines.
"I don't often comment on current events, but the story about the passenger that United Airlines beat bloody and dragged off a flight — for no reason but to accomodate some of their own deadheading employees, and despite the fact that he had a ticket that he'd bought and paid for and was doing nothing but sitting peacefully in his assigned seat — has me seeing red," the author wrote Tuesday on his LiveJournal blog.
Usually, Martin sticks to dragons, comic books, and the New York Jets on his blog, but this time he went after United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, calling for his resignation.
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Martin included a fake ad Jimmy Kimmel aired on his late-night show Monday that dragged United hard.
After re-sharing the video, Martin said he was "outraged" by the footage and even more upset by the "mealy-mouthed corporate bullshit" the company and CEO put out. The fantasy author harkened back to days when passengers were treated as paying customers instead of cattle.
Luckily, United doesn't exist in Westeros, or it might have to defend itself in trial by combat.