Did you see that guy who got kicked off the plane for speaking Arabic? I was pretty outraged after watching the video.
Doubts have been raised, According to BuzzFeed. Well it turns out it did not go down the way he said it did.
Apparently he was yelling loudly, disrupting other passengers and attempting to cause a scene. When people eventually got angry and the man and his friend were told to get off the plane, that’s when he turned his phone on and started to film. He proceeded to describe a situation much different than the one other passengers had experienced.
The reason many people believed the video is because this kind of thing, xenophobia related incidences, happen often. The fact that this video is fake hopefully doesn’t diminish these real problems.
Fred – I said this repeatedly yesterday. This guy is a liar, a fraud, and what’s wrong with the current social climate.
There IS racism out there and it’s awful. But using that tension to provoke and enrage, then lying about it to raise your personal profile is sickening. He is just pissing people off.
As a green Jedi once said, “Anger leads to hate, and hate leads to suffering.”