Uber, the popular ride sharing app — recently took a hit after their decision to disable surge pricing outside New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport.
President Trumps 90-day immigration ban caused New York cabbies and protesters and unite in a strike together.
But instead of joining the movement Uber decided to turn off their surge pricing influencing users to believe that they were profiting off the strike.
In result users deleted the app and joined the online hashtag #DeleteUber.
Coltrane Lewis, a sophomore at Michigan State University, joined the campaign because he is not happy with Uber.
“I deleted the app because I felt like it was too much of them trying to capitalize on something that a lot of people disagreed with in America,” said Lewis.
“I think that they recognized that they could have profits from doing what they did.”
When Lewis found out the CEO of Uber, Travis Kalanick was an advisor for President Trump he knew he had did the right thing by deleting the app.
“There’s a lot of people out there throwing around the word factious with Donald Trump and I think that this kind of falls in that category,” said Lewis.
The situation only grew worse causing not only users to delete the app, but also employees.
“Uber as a company rather they say they were aware of what was going on or not at JFK airport, you can’t call yourself a progressive application, an application that puts taxi drivers out of business even,” said Ahmad Hassan, MSU Uber driver.
Hassan says he was upset at the company’s choice and could no longer support the app.
“I’m not going to work for a company that is going against the things going wrong in todays society,” said Hassan.
But while some users have deleted the app for good, other drivers such a Joshua Gillespie still supports the app.
“Some will say, well why are you still driving for Uber and well as an employee I will not always agree with what my boss does or my employer and matter of fact I can be a representative of what not to do,” said Gillespie.
Since the hashtag delete Uber has emerged on social media more than 200,000 people have deleted their accounts according to The New York Times.