Uber hasn’t gotten the best press this year. From sexual harassment allegations to a criminal investigations to sexist advertising, the company has been under fire again and again in 2017. But they finally may be getting some good press this year by banning a far-right activist for racist comments she made about Muslim drivers.
Former Project Veritas activist Laura Loomer took to Facebook the day after the attack in New York to complain about the use of Muslim drivers.
Loomer claimed that if she could, she would avoid any business that she would avoid any Muslim-owned businesses, but that immigration was making that almost impossible.
She even went out of her way to find non-Muslim drivers during her commutes.
Uber banned Loomer from their service due to a violation of the community’s platform. Soon after, Lyft also deactivated Loomer’s account. And, naturally, the Internet clapped back.
Wow, I'm so sorry you're racism and religious intolerance inconvienced you. /S
— The Artful Roger. Diamond of many Facets. (@Rojodi) November 1, 2017
So if, according to you, nearly every one of those drivers is a scary Muslim, there must be a terrorist attack in NYC every second of the day, right? Or could this have been the first one perpetrated by a single deranged maniac? #racistloomerlogic
— Ruthy Hope (@_Nefertitties) November 1, 2017
The only coversation that needs to happen is the one about your xenophobic views. If you don't feel safe, it is YOUR problem, not theirs.
— Random Canadian (@omg_yay) November 2, 2017
Calling your bullshit here. No part of either app tells you the *religion*of your potential driver. So we're supposed to believe you asked each driver, refused ride, and ate the charge every time? 🤣🤣🤣
— Philip Giammarino (@philgiammarino) November 1, 2017
You know it's illegal to discriminate against someone based on their religion? Kinda a big deal here in America, no matter what trump says.
— Miriam (@miriamcelia33) November 1, 2017
Honestly, unless you just want to read a bunch of anti-Muslim, racist bullshit, I wouldn’t bother looking at Loomer’s account. BUT, there was this gem, which she tweeted after the controversy:
Yeah, sure, girl, what you’re doing is so heroic. But better than the tweet was this reply:
you can fail at reaching multiple goals, as it turns out
— Shaun (@shaun_vids) November 1, 2017
Maybe Twitter should be the next to ban her. Just a thought.