Kunal Kamra has also responded to IndiGo’s tweet and said, “Thank you Indigo a six-month suspension is honestly very kind of you”
New Delhi: Comedian Kunal Kamra on Tuesday has been banned from flying with IndiGo Airlines for a period of six months, after a video of him allegedly heckling Republic TV journalist, Arnab Goswami went viral on social media.
Kamra shared a video of himself, he met the journalist Arnab Goswami on a flight and confronted the latter who chose to ignore him throughout the encounter. Kunal Kamra can be seen trying to provoke Goswami and get a few words out of him in the flight. He raised multiple questions at him and mocks him in order to get the news anchor to speak, which he does not.
After this incident, the video went viral on social media with netizens divided as to whether Kamra’s actions were justified. Meanwhile, some felt that this was needed, others opined that he went overboard with his constant questions.
A few minutes later, IndiGo Airlines has tweeted saying that Kunal Kamra has been suspended for a period of six months, “as his behavior was not acceptable onboard.”
IndiGo also tweeted and said, “Now onwards, we wish to advise our passengers to refrain from indulging in personal slander whilst onboard, as this can potentially compromise the safety of fellow passengers”.
Kunal Kamra has also responded to IndiGo’s tweet and said, “Thank you Indigo a six-month suspension is honestly very kind of you”.
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri shared IndiGo’s tweet and wrote, “Derogatory behavior designed to provoke and create disturbance inside the plane is absolutely unacceptable and endangers the safety of air passengers. The government is left with no option but to advise other airlines to impose similar restrictions on the person concerned.”
Now, Air India has also banned Kunal Kamra from flying with them until further notice.