Racist Burger King Claims “Ye Is Right” On Board Southwest Airlines

Two years ago Racist Burger King got banned from Jetblue, so he flew American and got kicked off of them too. Somehow, though, he managed to fly American again after that.

That man didn’t like black people. Another Burger King took to the skies on Southwest, and this one doesn’t like Jews either – though his crown appears to be more of a knock-off rather than an officially-licensed Restaurant Brands International design.

You can see in the photos “white power” and “Ye is right” while the passenger reports the man was also displaying “6 million wasn’t enough” along with swastikas.

I’ve always been skeptical of estimates claiming just 15 – 18 million Jews in the world, but that’s probably because I know so many of them! But it’s pretty clear that Kanye had more followers on Twitter than there are Jews in the world, by a lot. I’ve occasionally appeared in media, but exercise no control, and the mass noun ‘media’ itself exercises far less control on discourse than it used to. I’ve never appeared in a Hollywood film. Maybe just leave us alone?

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  1. These vile views are obviously not endorsed by the actual Burger King brand, and it is defamatory to imply as much in the title of this blog post. Please do better.

  2. @305 – holy hell, I just clicked through to see it and that is tantamount to an endorsement… not that I needed another reason to avoid WN…

  3. @ Amy Fischer Well, I’m for free speech.. Try the same on your next flight, you stupid cracker. You can be the Burger Queen.

  4. @Amy Fischer, are you on crack? What a disgusting comment. And for the record I’m white and Christian…

  5. Amy, by extension, a person who states one is proud to be Canadian is seen as hateful by most Americans.

    I belong to one of the most conservative Christian organizations on the planet and I cannot get from point A to point B of your suggestion.

  6. @Lee I think Amy’s point was that people are upset about the hateful words written on the guy’s crown. Well, any political statement or symbol could be considered hateful by some other group. Some people are repulsed by BML, but airlines were endorsing that symbol – where to draw the line? In this situation it’s simpler, since they are private companies which can make up their own policies. Interestingly, in polite society, symbols of the far right, like the swastikas are considered inappropriate, but on the far left, there are no such prohibitions – wear a shirt in support of Stalin or Mao (who each ordered the execution of far more people than Hitler did) and likely no one will care. As an aside, the man is wearing a paper Burger King crown – he clearly has mental issues. They should probably have him evaluated at a psychiatric facility.

  7. The story of America (past and present) is unequivocal proof the Black lives have never mattered as much as other lives. It is as plain as the nose on your face. Only someone who lives in a reality distorted by racism can deny that or be repulsed by Black Lives Matter. It is not up to the rest of us to avoid offending the racist attitudes of others. Black Lives Matter.

  8. Long time VFTW fan here.

    Gary – thank you for covering this item. It is especially important in today’s environment.

    305 – thank you for also referencing Southwest’s horrible response (as found in the tweet response).

    As a WN frequent flyer for business, I sent them a private comment expressing concern. I suggest others do so as well.

  9. @ Lee

    “I belong to one of the most conservative Christian organizations on the planet and I cannot get from point A to point B of your suggestion.’

    Some years ago I read the materials of one of the mainstream “christian” religions headquartered in the USA.

    Their explanation for the derivation of black (and other non white race) people, was that their “god” had created white folk in the beginning and the other races had become so because of their sinful behaviour and drift from “god”.

    Yes, they were creationists (like over 40% of Americans) and the booklet was providing claimed evidence of why evolution was wrong.

    Such are the “virtues” (your word, not mine, from another post) of adopting a conservative “christian” position (as you called them in another post) – aka stark raving bonkers to any rational human being – as ever ably protected by the right wing.

  10. @ Al C

    “Interestingly, in polite society, symbols of the far right, like the swastikas are considered inappropriate, but on the far left, there are no such prohibitions”

    You might consider setting the boundary at where the wearing or promotion of such symbols causes hurt, injury, incite hatred or violence towards others.

    The far right examples you cite above demonstrably fall into that category. The meaning and intentions are clear.

    I can’t remember the last time I saw a T-shirt of Stalin, but Che Guevara images are common – a hero to some and reviled by others.

    Do you think images of George Bush Jnr should be banned in respect to the estimated 400,000 civilian dead in the illegal second Gulf War?

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