A social media campaign aimed at punishing ride-sharing company Uber is trending, and several LGBTQcelebrities have come out in support.
The hashtag #deleteUber began to trend after Uber announced it would continue rides to the John F. Kennedy Airport in Brooklyn, New York, but would suspend surge pricing. However, many saw this as strike breaking after the New York Taxi Workers Association stopped rides to protest President Donald Trump's severe immigration order targeting several Middle Eastern and African countries. Social media users also pointed out the close ties between Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and the president; Kalanick is to serve on Trump's economic advisory board.
LGBTQ celebrities joined calls to delete the app from their phones and cancel their accounts with the popular ride-share company. Meanwhile, they praised competitor Lyft, which donated $1 million to ACLU in response to the executive order.
Read some of the reactions below.
\u201cThank you @lyft! @Uber deleted! Proud of this support to the @ACLU. https://t.co/Geowi73NTU\u201d