Everyone from Madeintyo to Taraji P Henson is rallying behind the #DeleteUber movement.
Uber has landed themselves in hot water today and the internet is persecuting them for their actions via the #DeleteUber hashtag. Long story short, as taxi drivers went on strike at JFK airport following Donald Trump's executive order dubbed #MuslimBan, Uber lifted their surge pricing at the airport and tried to undercut the strike seeking to make a profit.
Lyft quickly took note of the issue and pledged to donate $1 million to the ACLU who is currently helping refugees and other individuals detained at airports. Lyft Co-Founder and CEO Logan Green announced the donation on Twitter earlier this afternoon and effectively added fuel to the fire of the #DeleteUber movement.
1/ Lyft has worked hard to create an inclusive, diverse and conscientious community where all our drivers and passengers feel welcome.— logangreen (@logangreen) January 29, 2017
2/ Trump’s immigration ban is antithetical to both Lyft's and our nation's core values.— logangreen (@logangreen) January 29, 2017
3/ We are donating $1,000,000 over the next four years to the ACLU to defend our constitution. https://t.co/0umGOlkhSx— logangreen (@logangreen) January 29, 2017
Social media posts have flooded in since the announcement and people everywhere are chiming in on the situation. You can view some of the tweets below and share your thoughts with us in the comments. Will you #DeleteUber?
usta uber a lot , not no moeeee— TOKYO ✘ (@madeintyo) January 29, 2017
2017: @lyft everywhere— TOKYO ✘ (@madeintyo) January 29, 2017
Hey, if you liberals want to #DeleteUber, knock yourselves out.— Dr. Milton Wolf (@MiltonWolfMD) January 29, 2017
Less waiting and surge pricing for the rest of us. 👍🏼
More winning. 🇺🇸
Lastly, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick released the following statement addressing the companies drivers affected by the ban.