This story has been updated after it has been revealed that the video maybe a hoax.
Internet comedian Adam Saleh claims was kicked off a Delta airlines flight for speaking Arabic on the phone to his mum.
The airline’s reported behaviour was questioned by a number of passengers and condemned widely by Twitter users.
Adam Saleh claims there were a number of passengers on the flight, who he branded ‘racist’, who simply waved goodbye to him.
In the video, Adam says:
Guys we spoke a different language on the plane and now we are getting kicked out. Now we are getting kicked out. We are getting kicked out because we spoke a different language. This is 2016… 2016!
He explains, whilst being escorted off the plane, that other passengers reported ‘feeling uncomfortable’ after hearing him speak Arabic.
Another passenger gets involved, asking the flight staff ‘why are you guys doing that, that is so upsetting’.
— Adam Saleh (@omgAdamSaleh) December 21, 2016
The clip has since been retweeted over 113k times and has over 82k likes in just a few hours at the time of writing.
Delta has responded to the barrage of tweets saying that ‘allegations of discrimination’ are taken very seriously.
Two customers were removed from this flight and later rebooked after a disturbance in the cabin resulted in more than 20… 1/3
— Delta (@Delta) December 21, 2016
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The video has over 188k retweets on Twitter and 4.2 million views on Facebook.