Caribbean Comedian Takes On United Airlines
By NAN Contributor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. April 17, 2017: Caribbean-born, US-based comedian, Majah Hype, is among those adding his own parody of the shocking viral video that shows the forced removal of a paying Asian customer last Sunday from one of United Airlines flights.
As United Airlines changed its policy on giving staff last-minute seats on full flights after Dr David Dao was dragged screaming from an overbooked plane at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport to make way for the airline’s crewmembers, the comedian, who calls himself, “The King Of Caribbean Comedy” is offering his two cents.
Hype, born Collin Nigel McPherson in the Spice Island of Grenada, has released a skit on the incident on Social Media, under the theme, what would have been the reaction if United had tried to remove a West Indian from its flight.
In the skit, Hype, who plays both a passenger and a United Airline crewmember, reacts by saying it will be “pure bacchanal” if someone tried to remove a West Indian from the flight.
“Don’t cause a scene?” says Hype as the crew member in the skit asks him to get off the plane. “I going to cause a f…. scene. One alyuh touch me and see what happen. … Is bacchanal pon this f…. plane today. I biting out your f…ing nose all kind of mother c….. Pardner give me a chance yeah!”
Check out the full Hype parody video here which will have you in stitches.
Meanwhile, United now says that that in future, crew members would be allocated seats at least an hour before departure. It comes after Dr. Dao lost two front teeth and suffered a broken nose when he was forcibly removed from a United flight last Sunday.
Law enforcement officials dragged Dr. Dao off a flight departing from Chicago for Louisville, Kentucky, because it was fully booked, and the airline wanted four passengers to make way for staff members. The 69-year-old Vietnamese-American physician had refused to leave, saying he needed to go home to see his patients. He was then dragged down the aisle of the aircraft.
His lawyer later said that Dr. Dao found the experience “more horrifying and harrowing than what he experienced when leaving Vietnam.” They have said they will sue the carrier.
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