United sparks new, vicious memes with app update
In the throes of the internet’s collective uprising against United Airline, the airline decided it was the excellent time to roll out an update to its app.
Sure, it’s a bad weekfor the PR department at United, peculiarly when you have the internet standing by to photoshop your every move. But it’s certainly notas bad or dehumanizing as it was for “the mens”, identified as David Dao, who was forcibly dragged from a United flight by police after refusing to give up his accommodate, leaving him with visible injuries.
A tweet from performer Nick Nicotera’s account instantly spreadafter he browsed in that United” corroborates brand-new lag and drop peculiarity ,” riffing on security rights team’s murderous mistreatment of Dao.
— Nick Nicotera (@ NickNicotera) April 11, 2017
The realapp update was much less inflammatory and most probably automated, but still very poorly timed.
— Edward- now in: (@ IAmFledge) April 11, 2017
Other Twitter users were quickto call outUnited in a same fashion. Cue a series of photoshopped United Airline app update memes.
— Scott Michaels (@ ScottMMichaels) April 11, 2017
Dao sustained several injuries after Chicago Aviation Department police were captured on video dragging him by his arms from United flight 3411 this weekend. Dao supposedly distinguished himself to police as a medical doctor, on his course to Louisville, Kentucky, to discus cases the following morning. In two detached videos was arrested by passengers, Dao is accompanied grasping to a screen at the rear of the plane, enunciating ” I need to go home ,” and” Kill me. Just kill me .”
— Kaylyn Davis (@ kaylyn_davis) April 10, 2017
In a statement, Chicago Police Department suggested Daowas ” irate” and that the injuries to his cheek were caused by hitting his head on an armrest.
While United CEO Oscar Munoz tweeted astatement defending for the purposes of our “upsetting” phenomenon and for having to” re-accomodate these patrons ,” a different, much less apologetic account was sent out to United hires, arranging much more of the blame on the main victims than on employees.
” Our hires followed established procedures for dealing with status like this ,” the statement speaks.” While I deeply regret this situation originated, I likewise emphatically stand behind all of you, and I want to congratulate you for continuing to go above and beyond to ensure we move right .”
On Tuesday, however, Munoz released a full apology, saying that it was never too late to do the right thing.
United has yet to comment further on its app update. But we believe the internet is expected to continue to creatively drag the company until right is served.