Game of Thrones inventor George R.R. Martin gave us the Red Wedding, beheadings, and mobs of gunman ice zombies.
But even he cant gut United Airlines.
“I don’t often comment on current events, but the story about the passenger that United Airlines defeat bloody and dragged off a flight for no reason but to accomodate some of their own deadheading works, and in spite of the fact that he had a ticket that he’d purchased and paid for and was doing nothing but sitting quietly in his assigned tush has me seeing red, ” the author wrote Tuesday on his LiveJournal blog.
Usually, Martin adheres to dragons, comic book, and the New York Jets on his blog, but this time he went after United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, announcing for his resignation.
Martin included a fake ad Jimmy Kimmel aired on his late-night testify 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 columnist harkened back to dates when fares were treated as paying patrons instead of cattle.
Luckily, United doesn’t exist in Westeros, or it might have to defend itself in contest by combat.