Everyone is talking about the explosive video that saw United Airlines forcibly remove a doctor from a plane.
A video saw a passenger violently removed from security officials at O’Hare international airport in Chicago in Sunday.
The doctor was seen bleeding, saying: ‘I want to die.’ He also told flight officials he was due for a hospital shift.
United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz has said: ‘This is an upsetting event to all of us here at United. I apologize for having to reaccommodate these customers. Our team is moving with a sense of urgency to work with the authorities and conduct our own detailed review of what happened.’
The statement to media has seen a widespread condemnation of the company.
And with that comes jokes.
Trixie Mattell, from season seven of RuPaul’s Drag Race, appeared to side with the airline with her tweet.
Me on that United flight: YES MAMA DRAG HERRRRRRR. pic.twitter.com/BDDidpBVGM
— Trixie Mattel (@trixiemattel) April 11, 2017
This tweet was criticized as misjudged.
Kim Chi, season 8 and friend to Trixie, said it was in ‘bad taste’.
@trixiemattel This tweet is in bad taste and that’s coming from me
— Kim Chi (@KimChi_Chic) April 11, 2017
Others also thought Trixie should delete the tweet.
@trixiemattel Seriously delete this and wait a few weeks to make dark jokes about it. The man was in shock and literally wanted to die after.
— Genie (@TlNYKATYA) April 11, 2017
— Jackson ⭐️ (@jacksonweaver17) April 11, 2017
— 🔵ARTPOP🔵 (@OctavioDelano) April 11, 2017
— Mhairi Beveridge (@MhairiBeveridge) April 11, 2017
However, others also defended Trixie’s dark humor.
@trixiemattel the tween girls losing it in the replies are going to lose their minds when they finally get into their first real drag show
— jay michael (@namedJay) April 11, 2017
@trixiemattel Yassss!!! This is why I love you ❤️
— T.R. Horn (@theyounghorn) April 11, 2017
Trixie has yet to respond to the criticism. We have contacted her representation.