On Saturday, January 28th, Uber users were not happy with the company's decision during the Muslim ban protests at JFK airport in New York.
During the protests, the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, along with Lyft temporarily halted their services in order to stand in solidarity with the protesters.
Uber on the the other hand chose to eliminate surge pricing at the airport which many saw as capitalizing on the lack of taxi service. This was especially interesting due to Uber CEO Travis Kalanick's connection to Donald Trump.
Surge pricing has been turned off at #JFK Airport. This may result in longer wait times. Please be patient.— Uber NYC (@Uber_NYC) January 29, 2017
Uber later released a statement saying it was not their intent to break the strike. Uber users were unconvinced and started trending #ByeUber and #DeleteUber campaigns.
Celebrities joined in on the revolt and many took to Twitter to express their disappointment with Uber.
When you go from living with a boyfriend to never speaking to him again pic.twitter.com/s5n2kGyG6r— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) January 29, 2017
Lyft donates $1mil to ACLU while Uber doubles down on its support for Trump. #DeleteUber— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 29, 2017