Twitter users werenâ€™t having it. Before long, people responded to United Airlines with memes about its string of recent passenger incidents, the most infamous of which was when Dr. David Dao was beaten and bloodied while being dragged off an â€œoverbookedâ€ United Airlines flight in April.
United Airlines has been the subject of ongoing public scrutiny after multiple incidents between airline employees and passengers aboard its flights went viral. In what seemed an apparent ploy at generating positive buzz around its presently marred reputation, United Airlines created a viral campaign playing off an existing viral meme: the Wendy's nugget boy. It didn't go over well with social media.