Jimmy Kimmel Takes On United With Parody Ad
From Kimmel's parody ad.
Following the upsetting incident that was caught on film on a United flight this past Sunday, the airline has rightfully been on the receiving end of a lot of criticism. The videos taken by other passengers on the flight show a distraught man, Dr. David Dao, being dragged down the aisle after being ripped from his seat, and later show him with blood on his face, repeating over and over, "just kill me."
For their part, United CEO Oscar Munoz released a statement that only garnered the airline more criticism, stating, "This is an upsetting event to all of us here at United. I apologize for having to re-accomodate these customers. Our team is moving with a sense of urgency to work with the authorities and conduct our own detailed review of what happened."
The reactions made their way to Jimmy Kimmel's show last night, where the host dedicated around 5-minutes to the incident and Munoz's response, declaring, "That is such sanitized, say nothing, take no responsibility, corporate BS speak. I don't know how the guy who sent that tweet didn't vomit when he typed it out. United didn't even admit they did anything wrong, and in fact, if anything they seem to be doubling down on this."
Kimmel then showed a parody commercial for United, where a flight attendant tells potential passengers, "Give us a problem, and we’ll drag your ass off the plane. And if you do this, we’ll beat you so badly you’ll be using your own face as a flotation device. United Airlines: fuck you.”