Jimmy Kimmel slams United Airlines with 'f--- you' safety video
The late-night host offered a new slogan for the airline, which is embroiled in controversy over the treatment of a passenger on Sunday
On Monday, the late-night host mocked the airline with an updated safety video to reflect its treatment of a passenger forcibly removed from United Express Flight 3411. “We’re United Airlines. You do what we say, when we say, and there won’t be a problem, capiche? If we say you fly, you fly. If not, tough sh–,” the video spoof began. “Give us a problem and we’ll drag your a– off the plane, and if you resist, we’ll beat you so badly you’ll be using your own face as a flotation device.”
The incident on Flight 3411 occurred on Sunday as passengers captured footage of law enforcement officers dragging a bloodied man off the flight. The airline overbooked the flight and asked for volunteers to accept compensation and accommodations, but when no volunteered, they chose four people to remove at random.
“Imagine if this happened in any other industry,” Kimmel said. “Imagine if this happened at Applebee’s.”
He further slammed United Airlines CEO, Oscar Munoz, for his response to the situation. In a statement posted to Twitter, Munoz wrote in part, “This is an upsetting event to all of us here at United. I apologize for having to re-accommodate these customers.”
“It’s like when we re-accommodated El Chapo out of Mexico,” Kimmel joked, before getting more serious. “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 up.”
Watch Kimmel in the clip above.