Celebrities React to the #DeleteUber Campaign
During the protests, the New York Taxi Workers Alliance temporarily halted service to the airport in order to stand in solidarity with the protesters.
Uber, on the other hand, decided to eliminate surge pricing at JFK, which many saw as a way to capitalize on the lack of taxi service especially due to CEO Travis Kalanick‘s connection to Donald Trump.
Meanwhile, Lyft decided to also stand in solidarity with the protesters, sharing a statement expressing their disagreement with the new immigration policy and promising to donate $1 million to the ACLU.
While Uber released a statement saying it was not their intent to break the strike, many users have been urging others to delete the app following their actions.
“#ByeUber I can not support a company that backs hate. Soooooooo #ByeBitch deleting my account and canceling yo ass for EVERYTHING YOU STAND FOR!!! #togetherwestand #wethepeople #LOVEWILLWIN,” Taraji P. Henson wrote on her Instagram.
Surge pricing has been turned off at #JFK Airport. This may result in longer wait times. Please be patient.
— Uber NYC (@Uber_NYC) January 29, 2017
Click inside to read what other celebrities had to say…
When you go from living with a boyfriend to never speaking to him again pic.twitter.com/s5n2kGyG6r
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) January 29, 2017
— Taraji P. Henson (@TherealTaraji) January 29, 2017
Lyft donates $1mil to ACLU while Uber doubles down on its support for Trump. #DeleteUber
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 29, 2017
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) January 29, 2017
— Tee Marie Hanible (@TheRealTeeMarie) January 29, 2017
— Hannah Hart (@harto) January 29, 2017
— Minka Kelly (@minkakelly) January 29, 2017