WATCH: Ellen takes on United Airlines’ controversy
United Airlines, already in the middle of a public relations nightmare, can add Ellen DeGeneres to their ever-growing list of critics.
The airline is being widely slammed for forcibly removing a male passenger this week from an overbooked flight at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.
The man was one of four passengers randomly selected by computer to leave the airplane and he refused.
He was eventually dragged off by security and video of the incident quickly went viral.
‘That seems like a bad policy,’ Ellen said on her show today. ‘Here’s a better policy: Don’t overbook your flights.’
Ellen was not through.
She also took on the airline over its other recent headline-making incident in which two female passengers were forced to change out of leggings before boarding a flight in Denver.
‘I’ve seen more yoga pants in airports than I’ve seen in yoga classes,’ DeGeneres said.
‘I think United didn’t want people to wear yoga pants because there’s nothing to grab on to when you’re yanking someone to pull then out. There’s nothing to hold on to.’
When some in the audience groaned, DeGeneres admitted: ‘I know I took it too far.’
She then added: ‘I told the truth.’