A growing number of people are pledging to delete the ridesharing app "Uber" from their phones after the company slashed surge pricing during a cabbie strike at JFK in response to President Donald Trump's executive order. The hashtag "#DeleteUber" trended on Twitter as people shared how they too were deleting the app.
Others suggested alternative apps to use, such as Lyft. For the first time ever, Lyft has more downloads than Uber.
Deleting Uber? @moovn is a black owned option with no surges.— i.Mogul (@IngaNandiwillis) January 29, 2017
Whereas others pointed out that even using Lyft is problematic:
So @LPDonovan informs me that Lyft investors include not just Peter Thiel but also Trump adviser Carl Icahn. Good job, Uber boycotters!— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) January 30, 2017
Boycotting UBER? Peter Thiel, Carl Icahn, + Alibaba (Jack Ma) are among biggest LYFT investors.Thiel/Icahn very close to Trump + influential pic.twitter.com/lIKMLpqJqS— Yashar (@yashar) January 30, 2017
This, obviously, is insane. Not every company is going to be #woke 100 percent of the time, and this boycott is kind of absurd. People had to get places, and Uber provided this service. This shouldn't be controversial.
Maybe everyone should just stick to walking or biking everywhere. Or...stay home.