A Black man traveling on a United Airlines plane claimed in a Twitter thread that the airline, which has found itself in the middle of controversy recently, offered to give the white woman sitting next to him a $1,000 voucher for taking her feet off the tray table.
In a viral Twitter thread described as “the audacity of white privilege,” Frederick Joseph, who started the "Black Panther Challenge," said the airline’s response to the incident was “tone deaf.”
"At no point was any customer offered compensation for this issue," a United spokesperson told BET. "We’ve talked with our customer to clarify this with him, and address his concerns. We want all of our customers to be treated with respect, and we do not tolerate discrimination of any kind."
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