WATCH: YouTuber Adam Saleh Just Got Kicked Off A Plane 'For Speaking Arabic'

21 December 2016, 15:38 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

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Katie Louise-Smith

By Katie Louise-Smith

Absolutely disgusting.

If you needed more proof that a lot of people in this world still can't quite grasp the idea of tolerance and acceptance of races, sexualities and cultural differences that don't mirror their own, you need to see what just happened to YouTube star Adam Saleh. 

Adam, 22-year-old vlogger and prankster with over 2m subscribers has just been removed from a plane at London's Heathrow airport because 'he spoke Arabic to his mother on the phone'. Adam was just about to travel back to New York City with fellow YouTuber Slim Albaher on Delta Airlines when other passengers complained to flight attendants that they felt 'uncomfortable' with the language the two men were speaking. 


In the video, you can see other passengers (all white) at the back of the plane shouting, "Bye!" while swearing and waving at the camera. The only other person who stood up for Adam and Slim, who were in the process of being removed from the plane, was a man of another minority ethnicity who also appeared visibly upset at the situation. 

Once he was off the plane, Adam periscoped multiple videos of his ordeal. 


Police were then brought to the pair.


And then they were security checked again.


They were soon checked into another flight, with another airline and on their way to NYC. 


People are now sharing Adam's insane video and responding using the hashtag #BoycottDelta on Twitter. 


Delta Airlines have since made a statement regarding the situation: “Two customers were removed from this flight and later rebooked after a disturbance in the cabin resulted in more than 20 customers expressing their discomfort. We’re conducting a full review to understand what transpired. We are taking allegations of discrimination very seriously; our culture requires treating others with respect.”

Adam and Slim will be updating their accounts once they land with more footage and information of their terrifying experience. Find them here and here to keep up with the story.