As you’ve probably seen already, United Airlines dragged a man (a doctor, no less) off an overbooked flight on Sunday. The violent spectacle went viral around the world, and the fallout is still ongoing after the airline apologized for “re-accommodating” the passenger.
Of course, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel just couldn’t wait to get his teeth into the issue and duly delivered yesterday, offering up a steaming rant and a funny parody commercial.
“I’ve been to a hundred games and stadiums with 50,000 seats, they never sell the same seat two times to one person, but for some reason, airlines cannot figure this out,” Kimmel began. “That’s how my mother used to get me out of bed to go to school every morning.”
Later in the clip, Kimmel attacks United CEO Oscar Munoz’s official statement, in which he apologized for having to “re-accommodate” passengers on the flight. “It’s like how we ‘re-accommodated’ El Chapo out of Mexico,” Kimmel said. “That is such sanitized, say-nothing, take no responsibility, corporate B.S. speak. I don’t know how the guy who sent that tweet didn’t vomit when he typed it out.”
Watch Kimmel’s rant and parody above.
In other news, Google is under investigation for its “extreme” gender pay gap.