Indian YouTuber Gaurav Taneja aka Flying Beast, a pilot turned creator, shared a video about why he got suspended from his company and it has taken the internet by storm. People are trending #BoycottAirAsiaIndia in support of the vlogger.
One of India's famous Youtuber's Gaurav Taneja has the netizens talking after he uploaded his latest video last night. For the uninitiated, he uploads regular vlogs on the platform and has a huge fan base and is known as the Flying Beast. The YouTuber happens to have a great following in India with over 2 million subscribers on YouTube. Apart from being a YouTuber, Gaurav is a Pilot by profession. The internet has been talking after he got a few notices from his employer Air Asia where he worked as a Pilot. The Youtuber took to his channel to share the reason behind him being suspended by the airline company. Since then Tweeple have sent out Tweets condemning the decision. It soon led to #BoycottAirAsiaIndia trending on Twitter.
Here's the video uploaded by Gaurav Taneja:
The YouTuber has been active on Twitter putting up a series of tweets pointing out all issues in the company. On June 14th he was officially suspended, and the vlogger took to Twitter to share the news with his fans. All his tweets started gaining engagement and fans began trending #BoycottAirAsiaIndia in support of the YouTuber.
In the video that he posted on his YouTube channel, Gaurav speaks about the company's HR department raising his objections on some of their sick leave policy. He shared how he was asked to report to work when he had taken a sick leave. He questioned how calling a sick pilot on work can endanger the lives of the passengers. Gaurav also talked about his constant concerns regarding the airline's safety policies which he had addressed a number of times in the past. Further talking about the matter he shared how the company failed to take precautionary measures in the pre-lockdown era when pilots and other onboard staffs were at high risk of contracting the virus.
Take a look at how fans showed their support:
I saw your video @flyingbeast320 sir.And lodged a complain in PG PORTAL.— DEBASHIS LENKA (@debashislenka20) June 15, 2020
Mera to itna khoon khol raha hai ki, agar paisa hota to wo company kharid leta abhi.
I am with you @flyingbeast320 sir & @captriturathee mam. #BoycottAirAsiaIndia#boycottairasiaIndian #boycottairasia pic.twitter.com/MLErKtCY0p
This Man stood up for the passengers. Risking his job because this is what hero's do.— Rajni Devgade (@rajnidevgade) June 15, 2020
We are soo proud of you gaurav taneja sir
2.9 million flyingbeast family is with you.
GO AHEAD.....#boycottairasiaIndian #flyingbeast #gauravtaneja pic.twitter.com/oCcBTEmWAH
Shame on you @AirAsia for passenger safety policy for your own profit making ., Or attitude u used for your employees who contributed their day-night hard work for company#boycottairasia #boycottairasiaIndian #BoycottAirAsiaIndia https://t.co/7fYtxbzWte— Gaurav Bawa (@gauravbawa27) June 15, 2020
Galat ke khilaf awaz uthane walo ko suspend kiya jaa raha. I request higher aviation authorities to check faults in your system rather then suspending pilots, Thank you#flyingbeast #boycottairasiaIndian #FlyingBeastArmy pic.twitter.com/jSKUbMToHC— Ayush gupta (@Ayushgu75883327) June 15, 2020
We are with you brother— Aditya jha (@j08123778_jha) June 15, 2020
U have pressed the right nerve, Employees are scared of their livelihood bt u stood by truth and safety and never forget we are alwys with u#flyingbeast #boycottairasiaIndian pic.twitter.com/frCcpvQVvI
It always happen in India..whenever someone try to stand against truth and Wrong.always suppressed by others.@flyingbeast320 when you know you are right and they are wrong &people are with you ..no body can stop u ??#boycottairasia #boycottairasiaIndian #BoycottAirAsiaIndia— Biswajit Pradhan (@biswajit_linkan) June 15, 2020
AirAsia India has not responded to the accusations made by the pilot-creator.