In recent years, Uber has swept the nation like wildfire, putting taxi cab companies out of business left and right.
However, while Uber has become a widespread form of transportation for civilians, including businessmen and business women, to get from point A to point B in metropolises like New York City, the company finds itself under fire after a video surfaced featuring the CEO brutally insulting one of his own drivers.
The video, which was released Wednesday, was taken on Super Bowl Sunday and features Uber CEO Travis Kalanick clamoring back and forth with “black car” (Uber’s limo service) driver, Fawzi Kamel:
A few minutes into their ride, Kamel, who was knowingly giving his boss a ride, brought up the fact that recent changes at the company made it more difficult for “black car” drivers to make money.
Kalanick can be seen suddenly lashing out at the driver, telling Kamel that he doesn’t take responsibility for himself and just wants to blame everything on everyone else.
You can watch for yourself:
— Christian Romero (@MoreJazzLessTax) March 1, 2017
“You changed the whole business. You dropped the prices.”
“Yes, you did.”
Kalanick then starts to get upset with Kamel saying:
“We started with $20.”
Once again Kalanick says:
“We started with $20. How much is the mile now, $2.75?”
It’s here that Kalanick gets ready to blow up at Kamel:
“You know what? […] Some people don’t like to take responsibility for their own sh*t. They blame everything in their life on somebody else. Good luck!”
To which Kamel responds:
“Good luck to you, but I know you’re not going to go far.”
Since the video surfaced, Kalanick has received a slew of criticism.
In fact, some people were so offended by his actions that they’ve vowed to delete their Uber accounts altogether.
The hashtag #DeleteUber is trending: