Far Right Commentator Banned From Uber And Lyft After Islamophobic Tweets

Posted November 04, 2017

Right wing activist Laura Loomer has been banned from Uber after she tweeted about her inability to find a vehicle driven by a "non Muslim".

Supermodel Gigi Hadid had some harsh words for far-right activist and Twitter personality Laura Loomer after the former Project Veritas member lashed out at all Muslims on social media following the October 31 attack in Manhattan, New York.

Loomer's tweets came the morning after 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov drove a truck onto a pedestrian and bike path in Lower Manhattan, killing eight people and injuring another 11.

Lyft and Uber confirmed that they have imposed an indefinite ban against Loomer following her comments, according to NBC News 4.

Both Uber and Lyft have garnered their fair share of bad press in recent months, but the ride-sharing companies' latest move is actually being widely praised.

Gigi Hadid recently took break from her busy schedule of being the face of literally everything to call out an Islamophobe on Twitter, and it's a beauty to behold.

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Gigi hit headlines earlier this year when she posed in a heavily-beaded hijab for the front cover of Vogue Arabia.

This is not the first time Uber has banned a far-right activist for problematic behavior. She also said she would sue Uber and Lyft. "This is insanity", she wrote. In August, Uber permanently banned white supremacist James Allsup and alt-right leader Tim Gionet, also known as Baked Alaska on Twitter, after a driver kicked them out of her cab in Washington DC for allegedly making racist remarks.

Uber said Mr Saipov, who has said he was inspired by Islamic State and shot and injured by police at the scene, had passed the company's background checks and had made more than 1,400 journeys during his work with the company. "Aimlessly walking around in hijabs".

Laura Loomer stormed the Public Theater's production of Julius Caesar this summer due to the title character's resemblance to President Trump.

This is not the first time Uber has banned someone on the far right.