With President Trump's most recent executive order placing a travel ban on citizens of seven Muslim countries (as well as banning the entrance of refugees into the US), Twitter once again seemed to be a major outlet for people to voice their opinions.
After the New York Taxi Driver's Alliance urged drivers to boycott Trump's latest order by refusing service at JFK airport, the demand for rides using popular ride-sharing apps skyrocketed.
For Uber, high demand means surged pricing, which is exactly what happened over the weekend at JFK.
Naturally, people were not happy about it, accusing Uber of trying to profit off of a crisis, catapulting the Twitter hashtag #DeleteUber (in an attempt to rally others to boycott the service).
Here were some of the most popular celeb and influencer tweets using the hashtag:
Lyft donates $1mil to ACLU while Uber doubles down on its support for Trump. #DeleteUber
Went ahead and did that but don't forget to support the Taxi Workers' Alliance as well. https://t.co/XxzbdEUAYz… https://t.co/tQLywf5xQm
Deleted Uber app and my phone works much better--I'm not a techie, but it seems like hate uses up a lot of RAM. #deleteuber
Don't just #deleteUBER from your apps. Follow these steps https://t.co/xbVkrMfJRb
Uber decides to be scabs for Trump on the same day that Lyft donates a grip of money to the ACLU? Pretty clear. #deleteUber
Lyft rejected the immigration ban and donated to ACLU! Uber crosses the picket line to break JFK can strike. Bye @Uber! Hi @lyft #deleteuber
.@Lyft donated $1,000,000 to the @ACLU. Uber broke a Muslim solidarity strike. Download Lyft. Show solidarity with solidarity. #deleteuber
I'm not usually one for hashtagtivism, but... #DeleteUber. https://t.co/IEseBIpcCO
Thank you @lyft! @Uber deleted! Proud of this support to the @ACLU. https://t.co/Geowi73NTU
DELETING @UBER RIGHT THE FUCK NOW!!! #WeThePeople #LoveWILLwin #FuckHate #FuckOppression if you support HATE YO ASS… https://t.co/svHfdsOIr8