Popular TV host Jimmy Kimmel along with actor Matt Damon made fun of United Airlines debacle with a parody on TV show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”.
Damon provided the voice-over in the parody.
Following the videos that showed officers forcibly dragging a passenger off an overbooked flight, Kimmel on Tuesday night told the audience that the airline has tapped a celebrity spokesperson for a new advertisement, reports time.com.
Kimmel said United Airlines has been trying to stay out of the spotlight this week, “but they started running a new commercial this week and I think they might have to get rid of their celebrity spokesman…”
And then Damon turned up as the celebrity spokesperson in a voice-over in the commercial.
Damon said: “We’re United Airlines. We work hard to get you safely to your destination, and that’s why we – you know what, no. I can’t do this anymore. Because I know what it’s like to get bumped. Trust me, I’ve been getting bumped from Jimmy’s show for the last year, and it takes a toll.”
He added: “We deserve to be treated with dignity, not told night after night, ‘Oh, there’s somebody more important so take a hike.'”
Before he could finish his rant, Kimmel took over and invited customers to “fly the friendly skies”.
“In some cases, some people deserve to get bumped,” Kimmel said.
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