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Celebrities React to the #DeleteUber Campaign

Celebrities React to the #DeleteUber Campaign

Uber users are not happy with the company following their decisions during the Muslim ban protests at JFK airport on Saturday (January 28).

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.

Other celebrities including Lena Dunham, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Hannah Hart have spoken out.

Click inside to read what other celebrities had to say…

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  • totalobvi

    I could understand why people would be upset, but at the same time thousands upon thousands of people were landing in NY who probably just wanted to get home after travel and it’s not necessarily fair to strand them all at JFK. They are a ride share company, it’s not really on them to have to make political statements.

  • arwa

    No it is their responsibility to make a political statement. So you think German moto companies that supported the Nazi’s wasn’t making a political statement? It’s called having ethics.

  • DEADP00L

    Actually many of those who landed were looking for us. They wanted to join us – some did. I helped a lot of folks find T4 who landed while I was out there.

    New York isn’t as shallow as people paint us to be.

  • TimeMuffin

    having ethics and spine

  • Dylan

    True. And among those “thousands upon thousands of people were landing in NY who probably just wanted to get home after travel” were the very people this administration banned from entering the country.

  • stella

    God damn everyone is so sensitive and offended over everything this week.

  • gradybridges

    Trump is shitting on the Constitution and our rights so yeah-it’s time to get pissed

  • arwa

    God damn, do you care about anybody’s right or safety? People are not safe, women’s right are not safe, and you think people are easily offended? It’s not just offending it’s scary.

  • totalobvi

    I mean, Uber isn’t directly supporting Trump by picking up passengers at the airport. They are just not directly supporting the protest which has nothing to do with them in the first place. It would be one thing if Uber also decided to instate a “muslim ban” on their app or something, then by all means delete the app and call them monsters. Them staying neutral by just going about business as usual isn’t that reprehensible, at least in my opinion.

  • Mrs. Freeze

    You’re just showing your ignorance. Pity.

  • totalobvi

    That’s great, and if people landed and wanted to to participate more power to them. My point was more that I don’t think people should be basically forced to stay and not be able to get rides services out, if they didn’t want to participate in the protest or had somewhere to be (work, going home to their kids, whatever). The protest has nothing to really do with Uber in the first place, so personally it’s seems like people wanting to get outraged and blame some company for how they feel, who didn’t really do anything wrong by just going about business as usual.

  • karenkns

    These celebs are stupid, who are they punishing? CEOS who lots of money? The uber drivers who are getting the hate and punished are the actual immigrants they’re protesting against. Good job celebs@!

  • arwa

    No they are punishing the CEOs. the drivers can stop working for UBER anytime they want.

  • karenkns

    and have no job! great idea.

  • arwa

    they can join any other driving service. It seems you don’t know how UBER works. FYI most UBER drivers have other jobs.

  • John Dow

    ACLU is domestic terrorist organisation.

  • John Dow

    You’re a moron. Educate yourself about the law.

    Β«Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.Β» (c) the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S. Code Β§1182)

    Translated from legalese: The president can ban whoever he wants, however long he wants, for whatever reason he wants. Presidents since Carter have barred certain groups of foreigners – more than 20 times.

  • DEADP00L

    No one was forced to stay if you know how JFK is laid out you’d know that terminals aren’t joined. No streets were blocked and people came and went as they pleased.

    We’re NYC, we know how to organize without obstructing.

    Most CHOSE to stay.

  • totalobvi

    I didn’t mean that they were literally blocked into the airport, but if all taxi and ride share services shut down at the airport, to support the protest, then people are effectively trapped there, even if they were in a different terminal. Especially if you didn’t know the protest was going on and were planning on getting some kind of taxi and didn’t arrange someone to pick you up or anything.

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  • alex

    yeah cool, but unlike all the celebrities I have no other choice but to take a taxi or an uber, there is no limo waiting for me next to my private plane, and after hours on plane, which always make me feel nauseous, all I want is to get to my hotel or my house as quick as possible

  • John

    Lyft did the exact same thing, they dropped surge charges and kept taking people to the airport, they just didn’t tweet about it and weren’t noticed…and when Uber faced social media backlash, Lyft deflected attention off themselves, and took the opportunity to gain a larger customer base by donating to the ACLU. A very superficial move that worked ($1 mil is no skin off the company’s back).

    To recoup from the backlash, Uber responded by setting up a $3m fund to help immigrants affected by the exec order