On 31-Jan-2017 In Entertainment
Over the weekend, the hashtag #deleteuber is going viral, in which people are posting their pics while deleting their Uber app and account. This hashtag has emerged because of Uber not following a taxi strike at John Fitzgerald Kennedy Airport on Saturday. Activists gathered at the JFK airport to protest against Donald Trump's immigration ban. The New York Taxi Alliance also decided to support them. So they asked every driver from the yellow cab to Uber, not to pick anyone from JFK Airport from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.But Uber had something else in mind. Let us see what Uber did and how that affected them?
Uber eliminated the surge pricing which many people viewed as if they are trying to capitalize on the strike and the situation.
Journalist Dan O'Sullivan also asked his followers not to use Uber and boycott them by deleting their Uber app and accounts.
Some people posted their pics while deleting Uber account and showed their full protest towards Trump's immigration order.
Uber's CEO has stated before that his company will work with Trump. So after this taxi strike incident, people have assumed Uber as a supporter of Trump.
After what Uber did, Lyft tried to take advantage and it donated $1 million to protest Trump's refugee order.
Lyft successfully took advantage of #deleteuber by surpassing Uber for the first time in Apple's app store downloads.